The praise of a teammate in the locker room who brought to light the most humble version of Messi

The praise of a teammate in the locker room who brought to light the most humble version of Messi
The praise of a teammate in the locker room who brought to light the most humble version of Messi

Messi’s reaction to Julian Gressel’s praise after giving away five assists in a match

Lionel Messi surprised the world again with his performance last Saturday in the 6-2 victory of the Inter Miami against New York Red Bull. The captain of the leader of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer He scored a goal and gave five assists, competition record. The 36-year-old forward shows the version of himself in North America, where he has already won a title (the Leagues Cup, in 2023) and is going for more. Everything, without modifying his usual low profile, without major stridency, surrounded by friends like Luis Suárez, Sergio Busquets or Jordi Alba.

His luxurious contributions – he accumulated ten goals and 12 assists in the season, in which he missed some games due to injury – and personality never cease to surprise even his teammates. This is how he highlighted it Julian GresselGerman nationalized American.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who had shone under the tutelage of Gerardo Martino at Atlanta United – he also played for DC United and Vancouver Whitecaps – revealed a dialogue with the star in the locker room, moments after making history with the Herons.

“You’ve done this so many times… What’s it like after you offer a masterclass? Because if it were me in a locker room, I would be talking for several hours about how fantastic I was if I made six contributions to a goal, right?” he was asked in an interview with Player Manager about Messi’s attitude after a task like the one last weekend.

Messi’s 5 assists in Inter Miami’s win against New York RB

“When we win, I usually go around the locker room and always try to lift everyone up. I’m like saying ‘good job’, I give high fives, sometimes I give hugs when we’re standing,” Gressel prefaced.

“I got to Leo, high-fived him and said something like ‘five assists today?’ AND He was like ‘yeah’, all shy, looking down. And I just started laughing sheepishly. It was a nice moment, It lets you see that he is so humble… Obviously I was happy, you know, we were all happy, but There was the normal Leo, almost as if nothing had happened.“, concluded one of the reinforcements who joined the squad for this season.

La Pulga achieved the comeback against New York RB

Tata Martino, Inter’s coach – who also knew how to coach Messi in Barcelona and the Argentine national team – also praised the star figure of the squad. “It’s redundant to talk about him because it seems like he always does something new. If something was missing, it was this: having an impact on the six goals a team scores. This is going to be hard to watch again.”, he stressed.

When Messi is missing, the team feels it“, accepted the coach, who today enjoys the great physical and football form of the idol, who this Saturday will visit Canada for the first time since his arrival in Las Garzas, facing the clash against Montreal Impact. And on Wednesday the 15th, a new edition of the Clásico del Sol will take place against Orlando City.

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