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Messi spoke about his controversial absence in Hong Kong and whether or not he will be able to play in Japan

Messi spoke about his controversial absence in Hong Kong and whether or not he will be able to play in Japan
February 6, 2024 – 10:33

The Inter Miami figure regretted not having played in the match that was organized due to his mere presence and wished to return to Hong Kong in the future. In addition, he commented on how he feels about playing the friendly in Japan.

The Argentine star Lionel Messi arrived today at Japan with the Inter Miami and referred to the controversy that arose in Hong Kong for his absence in the last friendly injurywhile he stressed that “It’s a football thing” and what is found “much better” looking ahead to the next game.

“Unfortunately, it’s a football thing, in any game you can have an injury. It happened to me, I couldn’t be in the Hong Kong game and it’s a shame because I always want to participate. I wanted to be there and even more so when it comes to this type of games that we travel so far and that people are so excited to see us”said the man from Rosario at a press conference.

He Inter Miami won 4 to 1 against Hong Kong XI but the main news was the absence of Messiwho was on the bench but did not add minutes, while the coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino He explained that the reason was inflammation in the adductor.

“La Pulga” had just played a handful of minutes against the Al Nassrin the overwhelming 6-0 win by the Arab team, but this Sunday they were left out of the match and the fans present in the stadium closed the friendly with a shower of whistles in a clear display of anger.

“Hopefully we can play another game in Hong Kong and I can be present as I do whenever I can, but the truth is it is a shame that I was not able to participate. Today we are going to train, I am going to try again”said the captain of the Argentine national team.

Will Messi play in Japan?

He Inter Miami will face this Wednesday from 7 (Argentine time) with the Vissel Kobe in Japanbut the presence of the Rosario remains in doubt.

“The truth is that I have a good feeling compared to previous days and, depending on how it goes, I will see if I can play. I don’t know if I can or not, but I feel much better and I really want to be able to do it“Messi remarked.

Source: Ambito

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