The Argentine star Lionel Messi and the squad of Inter Miami American came to Hong Kong to continue with the preseason which includes other commitments, after the tough defeat he suffered against the Al-Nassr of Cristiano Ronaldo by 6 to 0.
Although the Portuguese did not play in the match due to an injury, all the focus was on the Rosario player beyond the result, since the world champion in Qatar 2022 It lasted just seven minutes and it was later revealed that it was due to muscle discomfort.
In this way, while waiting for the captain’s physical condition, the “Herons” will face a new commitment this Sunday against a local team.
Messi arrived at Hong Kong along with the rest of the squad, while David Beckhamdirector of the group of Fort Lauderdalehad arrived on his own a few hours earlier, as a result of a business commitment that he had to carry out.
The big question at this point is whether Gerardo “Tata” Martino, coach of the pink team, will use the Rosario or if he will rest him again to avoid a muscle injury. For now, the idea of the Technical Body seems to be to place him again among the substitutes, although there are still a few days ahead to define the situation.
Although the discomfort would be serious, the coach’s decision was to preserve the 36-year-old footballer in the duel against the cast of Saudi Arabia to prevent injury.
In any case, although the first versions indicated that Messi He wouldn’t even go to the bench, he finally sat down between the relays and entered towards the end of the game.
On the other hand, next Sunday, February 4, Inter Miami will play a friendly against Hong Kong Team, a local team. Once that match is over, the American team will have two more games ahead: against Vissel Kobe on February 7 and before Newell’sthe 15.
Finally, on February 21 the new season of the MLSwith the match at home against Royal Salt Lake.
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