Messi will play an emotional match against Newell’s – 2024-02-21 22:12:01

Inter Miami’s controversial tour of Asia was left behind, after the annoyance in Hong Kong due to Messi’s non-participation in his country but in Japan, the MLS team returns to the United States to play its last friendly against the team of Newell’s Old Boys, the team the Argentine loves.

Newell’s is the club where Messi took his first steps in search of becoming a professional footballer. At just six years old, the now world champion with the Argentine National Team started in the youth ranks of the Rosario team.

Despite his short stature, Messi quickly stood out and caught the attention of big teams like River Plate, however, destiny would end up taking him to Europe where he signed at the end of 2000 with La Masía of FC Barcelona, ​​a club that helped him with your growth hormone treatment.

In the preseason, Inter Miami did not do well. Messi and his teammates drew against El Salvador, won against Hong Kong and lost against Dallas, Al Hilal, Al Nassr and Vissel Kobe.

As a result of the relationship between Messi and Newell’s, the fact that the player from Rosario was on the field had a special meaning, but the presence of the 36-year-old forward was in doubt since during the weeks he traveled with Inter Miami he had physical discomfort, the which caused him to complete matches or even not participate, as happened against Hong Kong.

However, all doubts were clarified by Gerardo Martino, coach of the MLS team, when he confirmed that Messi will play from the beginning.

Leo is fine and will start. Goes boot“said Gerardo Martino at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, where an event was held with Newell’s fans on the occasion of the friendly that will be played on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The game will be played at the DRV PNK Stadium, home of Inter Miami in the MLS and will be the last match of the team. the herons before their debut in the American League regular season on Wednesday, February 21 against Real Salt Lake.

Messi always expressed his love for Newell’s, and he does not even close the possibility of being able to play at some point before retiring from the team.

Personally, I always had the idea, and even more so after being world champion, of being able to enjoy Argentine soccer, of playing for Newell’s. When I was little I used to go to the field there, it was my dream to play there.“Messi said in an interview last September with comedian Miguel Granados.

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