Lionel Messi “deserves” his move to Miami, according to the Argentine coach

(BEIJING) Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said on Wednesday that Lionel Messi “deserves” to “have fun” at Inter Miami, the American club who will be awarded the Ballon d’Or seven times.

“I am very happy that he (Messi) decided to go and play for a team in a city that will treat him very well,” the world champions coach said during a press conference in Beijing. The day before a friendly match. between Argentina and Australia.

The 45-year-old Argentine coach, who revealed his statements to Spanish newspapers, said: “It does not matter to the league or the country, the important thing is that he feels good in the city and in the club.” Difficulties in adjusting to Parisian life during the two seasons he spent in Paris Saint-Germain.

“I am sure he will have the conditions there to enjoy. He deserves it.”

Lionel Messi said, in an interview broadcast by Chinese media, on Tuesday, that the World Cup that was held last year in Qatar may have been the last in his career.

Photo Pedro Pardo, Agence France-Presse

Lionel Messi

The newspaper interviewed him Titan Sports On the possibility of seeing him play the 2026 World Cup organized by Canada, Mexico and the United States, the former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain striker has been booked.

“I’ve said that many times, I don’t think so,” he insisted. “My last World Cup was” in Qatar last year.

On Wednesday, Lionel Scaloni said that Messi’s statements were “very cautious”.

“He’s a man who doesn’t lie. The truth is, we’ll see how he feels,” he said in the year 2026 when Polga will be 39 years old.

“The World Cup is so far away that it makes no sense to say anything else.”

Messi, who arrived in China on Saturday, will lead the world champions against Socceroos at the newly renovated 68,000-capacity Workers’ Stadium in Beijing on Thursday.

The match will be a rematch of the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup, where Messi scored in Argentina’s 2-1 win in Doha.

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