The coach of Inter Miami, Gerardo “Tata” Martinohe expressed confidence that Lionel Messiwho was a substitute in his debut in the MLSit will arrive “okay” at the beginning of the South American Qualifiers with the Argentine team since his intention is not to “bust” the footballer.
After the victory over New York RBas a visitor, with a goal from the star at the end, the “daddy” explained that Messi “He came from an important business” and both agreed that rest was better.
“It was good for him to play 30 minutes to recover. He and Busquets They finished the last game very tired but they are going to be fine, they are getting better physically and they finish the games well. It will arrive well to the Eliminatory ones”, manifested Martinoin a press conference.
Messi came in to play the last half hour and at the end he converted the goal for the final 2-0
“In the case of him, nothing surprises anymore, although it is very difficult to be able to see Cremaschi surrounded by defenders, but he finds it and then defines the game”, highlighted the coach from Rosario.
He Inter Miami manager confirmed that Messi will play the next two games and then will be released: on Wednesday against Nashvilleat home, and on Sunday against Los Angeles FCvisitor.
The fans who were in the stadium Red Bull Arena New Jersey they asked for Messi from the start of the game but Martino He warned that he will not change his plan despite public pressure.
“I understand people’s desire to see him play, this will happen to us in all places. We cannot separate from the plan and mortgage ‘Leo”s physique because we are not here to destroy the player. I don’t have to apologize to people but I understand the demands”, affirmed the experienced coach with a past in the selections of Paraguay, Argentina and Mexico.
Gerardo Martino cleared up doubts about the level of MLS
Asked about the criticism received by the level of the MLShe “daddy” assured that Messi raises the level of competition.
“If we compare it with Europewe are far away but it is also true that I saw many players come in the same conditions and none of them made the difference that they do’Leo‘” he stressed.
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