Tata Martino explained why Messi will not play in the Inter Miami match against Vancouver Whitecaps

Tata Martino explained why Messi will not play in the Inter Miami match against Vancouver Whitecaps
Tata Martino explained why Messi will not play in the Inter Miami match against Vancouver Whitecaps

Inter Miami has weight losses on its trip to Canada (Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)

Inter Miami faced a journey of seven hours by plane for this Saturday’s clash against Vancouver Whitecaps in it BC Place Stadium. The main news in the leader of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS) had to know the formation of the initial formation because their rival had set off the alarm by stating that Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Sergio Busquets would not be in the gameeven though the Herons They had not made any official communication.

The questions were put aside this Friday in the run-up to the match for matchday 15 of the MLS after the statements made by the coach, Gerardo Martinowho confirmed the absence of the trio in Canada: “Yesterday we trained and when we finished we met with the coaching staff, then with the footballers and at that time we determined that they were not going to be”.

The words of Tata were disclosed by the correspondent of Claro Sports, José Armando, who focuses on the coverage of Inter Miami and had already announced this news during Thursday night. Next, Martino referred to the announcement of the Whitecapswho sought to avoid the disappointment of fans at the truncated opportunity to see the best player in this sport: “Where else in the world do teams have to announce the absence of footballers because business is deteriorating?”.

The resolution does not seem strange to me because there are other teams that do the same, we understand that Lionel Messi has revolutionized the league, but we have to see the health of the team”, he added about the need to avoid wearing down the physique of his figures. And he stated: “We understand people’s frustration, but we have to look after the Club and our players.” On the other hand, he pointed out why Busquets will not be there either: “he is the footballer who has the most minutes in the season and needs a rest game.”

The Vancouver Whitecaps statement

The executive director of the Canadian entity, Axel Schusterhad referred to this situation in an institutional statement: “While we have not received an official update on the availability of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Sergio Busquets for this weekend, we understand that they will not make this trip. “Unfortunately, we have no control over who plays for our opponent and it was important for us to communicate this to our fans as soon as possible.”

Vancouver Whitecaps offered to recognize spectators who go to the stadium with some promotions and “will provide all stadium food and beverages for this match at a 50 percent discount.” In addition, young people under 18 years of age will receive a free children’s meal combo.”

Looking ahead to this Saturday’s duel, Inter Miami will lose its most important offensive weapons, since Messi and Suárez combine 21 of the 36 goals scored in the MLS. Besides, the Flea He gave 9 assists in 10 league games, while the Gunslinger He gave 5 assists in 14 duels. Together with Sergio Busquets, they will save energy for the next two games in Florida against Atlanta United and St.Louis City.

Inter Miami is the leader of the Eastern Conference (EFE/EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA-ULASHKEVICH)

These will be the last games of Lionel Messi with the Herons before joining the argentine national team for the friendlies against Ecuador and Guatemala, which will be preparatory to the Copa América that will be played from June 20 to July 14 in the United States. It is worth noting that his club will lose him during all that time, since the MLS does not have a stoppage arranged for the competition that will bring together teams from across the continent.

The Miami team will eagerly await his return to defend the crown in the Leagues Cup achieved in 2023, the first title in the history of the franchise. Immediately, the cast Pink You must score the most points before losing your banners. He is the leader of his conference with 31 points, one ahead of Cincinnati and 10 ahead of the last one, which has secured the spot for the Playoffs (Columbus Crew).

 
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