Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s Inter Miami passed his litmus test against LAFC, the parameter the technical director wanted to know about his team’s strength
LOS ANGELES — Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s Inter Miami has passed its litmus test, the parameter the technical director wanted to know about his team’s possibilities facing LAFC, and surpassed it with a 3-1 away win in the end fulfills a great taste in the mouth and the feeling of having given a “complete” match.
Although the ‘Tata’ recognized LAFC could have scored earlier when Denis Bouanga failed to beat Drake Callender, he appreciated his side’s precision and the roundness of his actions over the 90 minutes.
“I still maintain (that LAFC was the best parameter for Inter Miami). Because at 3-1 we actually scored the first goal when Los Angeles had two chances to score. We were more precise and we started with that.” “We built up better, we gained confidence, we put the brakes on them, a great team that lasted the 90 minutes because they keep running and running and running and attacking and attacking.” , Martino described the victory over the current MLS champion.
He emphasized that LAFC is a very good team and for that reason he appreciated the win even more when asked if it was his most complete performance.
“We’ve had a lot of complex games, but because of the rival’s category, this one was the most complex and it’s the game in which we competed best over 90 minutes. I appreciate it a lot more because Los Angeles seems to me.” “It’s a very, very good team,” said the Tata, nodding his head.
Speaking about the way he played with Lionel Messi today, he said that Facundo Farías wanted to remove the reference to LAFC defenders with the effort and that it was achieved so Leo could be more free.
When asked what he could perceive of the environment that Leo Messi creates in the MLS, the praise for his compatriot was unproblematic.
“What Messi did with his arrival in MLS is difficult to describe in words, you have to see it,” he said.
Still, the playoffs still seem a long way off for Inter Miami and the Rosario manager is well aware of that.
“Well, like I said those days, what was up to us, like the League Cup and the Cup semi-finals, we took that on and we did well and in the case of the League Cup we won it… (in the league) every time .” “The game will be like tonight in Nashville”,
They will be without Messi at the FIFA appointment, where Martino will try to put together “the best team possible” with the impetus of having picked up 7 points out of 9 with two wins away this week to face Sporting Kansas City.