David Beckham, one of the owners of Inter Miami, detailed the significance and magnitude of Lionel Messi’s presence in the United States and Major League Soccer (MLS), characterizing it as a valuable gift. In an interview with the “AFP” agency, Beckham shared his pride as the club owner to have Messi as an integral part of the team, emphasizing that the arrival of the Argentine star in the United States is more than just a signing; it is a paradigm shift.
Beckham highlighted the transcendent impact that Messi has, playing a crucial role in attracting children and young people to the fascinating world of football. According to the former player, Messi is not only an exceptional footballer but also a source of inspiration that can positively influence an entire generation of aspiring players.
Commenting on Messi’s presence at Inter Miami, Beckham expressed his personal amazement, stating that he still can’t believe it when told that Lionel Messi is playing for Inter Miami. The former player emphasized that Messi’s signing not only benefits Miami but is a significant gift for the entire country and the MLS as a whole.
After spending two years at Paris Saint-Germain, Messi signed with Inter Miami in July and has already secured a title with the team, the Leagues Cup, a tournament involving clubs from the United States and Mexico. Despite the team not qualifying for the MLS playoffs, Messi showcased his skills by scoring 11 goals and providing five assists in 14 games. His contribution was so impressive that the Argentine star was recognized as one of the finalists for the MLS Rookie of the Year award in 2023.
With Messi scheduled to don the Herons’ jersey again only in 2024, his presence continues to be not just a sports asset for Inter Miami but also a catalyst for the growth and popularity of football in the United States.
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