The coach of Inter Miami, Gerardo Martino, questioned the participation of Lionel Messi in the MLS against Atlanta United, after not playing against Bolivia with the Argentine team due to his physical wear.
“He is fine, but we will wait until after training to make a decision. We will be careful, there are many important games coming up in a short time,” Martino said at a press conference.
The man from Rosario was replaced in the last minutes of the match against Ecuador due to muscle discomfort. From there, they began to suspect that he had some type of injury; in addition, he did not participate in a single minute of the victory against the Bolivians and his physical condition generated many doubts.
Upon returning to Miami, Messi he trained normally although his participation against Atlanta United is not defined, in the game to be played this Saturday as a visitor.
The match will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium from 6:00 p.m. (Argentine time), and will be refereed by Jair Marrufo and televised by Apple TV.
The team led by Gerardo Martino has just won against Sporting Kansas City by 3 to 2, in a match in which they did not have Messi, Josef Martínez and Diego Gómez affected by their selections for the Qualifiers.
Inter remains second to last in the Eastern Conference with 28 points, although only six behind the last Playoff spot currently occupied by DC United. A detail that gives them an advantage is that Inter has up to two fewer games than several of its rivals for having reached the finals and semifinals of the other tournaments.
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