Monday, October 2, 2023

Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino casts doubt on Messi’s presence against Atlanta United

This Friday, Inter Miami completed its preparation for its important MLS engagement against Atlanta United, a rival it will face on the complicated pitch of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a scenario that Argentine coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino knows well .

One of the novelties in the Herons team was that Lionel Messi trained the equivalent player of the group after his return from the Conmebol qualifiers, however his presence in this Saturday’s duel against Atlanta United still does not seem to be fully guaranteed.

Gerardo Martino spoke to the media and reported that Leo Messi is fine and has no injuries, but he left doubts about his participation in the game against Atlanta since it is not yet clear whether he will travel with the team , since he hinted , that there is a possibility that the squad will be dosed, especially Messi for the commitments that the team has ahead of them in the coming days.

“He has no injuries. But first we will clarify whether he is fit to travel or not, and then we will analyze not only this game, but also everything that lies ahead in the next few days. He is doing well with his team, he did well, he got six points and he is doing well,” Martino explained.

Tata Martino doesn’t want to expose its players to injuries

In this way, Tata Martino left the presence of Messi in doubt and assured that training this Friday would be the key to the final decision, but stressed the importance of not endangering his players in this final stretch of the regular season.

“Leo is fine, but we still have to wait for training to make a final decision. Of course we will be very careful because we know that we have a significant number of games in the short term, but our intention is not to hurt Leo or any other player, so we will talk about it daily and see how you want know which player is available in each of the games,” he said.

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