The MLS begins a new day in which, for the second consecutive year, the absence of Argentine star and World Cup winner Lionel Messi stands out, who, despite his return from the Conmebol qualifiers, did not travel with the rest of the Inter Miami squad for the game against Atlanta United.
During his stay with the Argentina national team in the Conmebol qualifiers, Messi caused some physical problems, after which he decided not to risk it against Bolivia either.
After the FIFA appointment, Inter Miami coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino hinted to the media on Friday that Leo Messi had doubts about whether he could even make the trip to the game against Atlanta United, a situation that developed on Friday evening confirmed that the Argentine captain had indeed remained in Miami.
Already this Saturday, Messi was captured at the Inter Miami facilities with his sons Ciro and Mateo, witnessing the training of the lower team to which Thiago belongs.
Why isn’t Messi playing against Atlanta United today?
Although any type of injury was ruled out after the Argentine showed physical discomfort, both Leo himself and the Inter Miami coaching staff decided to give him the rest he needed and not put him at risk.
Well, in the coming weeks Inter Miami faces extremely important signings, precisely the ones where Gerardo “Tata” Martino is betting on having the best version of Messi.
Among these commitments, the games against Toronto FC, Orlando City in the MLS and the US Open Cup final against Houston Dynamo on September 27 stand out.
In this way, Messi continues to add recovery time and prepare for the next games. Therefore, it is very certain that he will feature again for Inter Miami when they host Toronto FC in midweek.