Lionel Messi He returned to training normally after missing the last matches of the Argentine National Team and Inter Miami but His presence is a mystery for this Wednesday night’s duel against Toronto FC, for a new date of the American league.
The crack is dealing with a muscle fatigue that saved him from playing at the height of La Paz (3-0 victory for Scaloni’s team) and also left him out of Inter Miami’s last match, which ended in a heavy 5-2 defeat against Thiago Almada’s Atlanta United . Messi did not travel and ended up watching the catastrophe from his home, using pizza (with the exception of an exceptional goal from the Ecuadorian Campana worth mentioning).
Tata Martino’s “responsibility”
Tata Martinocoach of the spa team, avoided the usual press conference prior to each game with a statement to the press which was published this Tuesday.
“Every player in our squad wants to play every game. This is the team’s mentality. We have many important games in a limited window of time, and One of my responsibilities as a team coach is to take care of my players. and help them make the difficult decisions that will give us the best chance of keeping everyone healthy during this congested period,” the letter says, adding more suspense to the Rosario’s presence.
In his writing, Martino also referred to the tight schedule that is coming up for his managers: “Starting on Wednesday, we have six matches in 18 days, which is one match every three days including the US Open Cup final. As for Messi and Alba (also with fatigue), the players will train with the team during today’s practice and after that we will see if they are available to play and to what extent.”
What does Inter Miami need?
The game against Toronto will be played this Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. (Argentine time) at the Inter Miami stadium, in Fort Lauderdale, and will have an official broadcast of the application Apple TV.
Miami (28 points) is second to last in its zone, 7 units away from the playoff spots to enter the playoffs although it has two fewer games than DC United, which currently occupies that place. The team has 7 games left in the MLS to achieve the goal of qualifying for the postseason and On Wednesday the 27th they will play the final of the US Open Cup (against the Houston Dynamo)which could be Messi’s second title in those parts after winning the Leagues Cup.
The exRacing defender is also playing in the Tata team Tomas Avilesthe former Colón striker Facundo Farias and the youth midfielder Benjamin CremaschiAmerican of Argentine descent who He debuted on this date in FIFA with the Yankee National Teamentering a few minutes in the 4 to 0 friendly against Oman.
Toronto: last and with some famous ones
The match before Toronto It could be a good opportunity to not demand the Rosario idol given that the Canadian franchise is going last in the group (22 points), having lost 9 of their last 10 games.
The Canadian team plays ex-Argentine midfielder Franco Ibarrarecently joined on loan from Atlanta United, and there are several well-known faces in international football such as the Italians Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli idol; 32 years old) and Federico Bernardeschi (exJuventus; played the Finalíssima vs. Argentina; 29 years old). The captain is the experienced midfielder Michael Bradley (36 years old), former Aston Villa and Roma among others and with 151 games for the US National Team.