In an effort to win MLS playoff tickets this season, Inter Miami excellently defeated defending champion MLS – LAFC with a score of 3-1. Tata Martino’s team has 9 games left to make the leap from 14th place to 9th place, 1 position enough to have a chance to participate in the playoff round (competing with the 8th place team).
With LAFC, they do not have to worry about an early rematch with Inter Miami (different region), but Chiellini expressed sympathy for the top team in the East this season because of the risk of soon encountering Messi and his teammates.
“Inter Miami doesn’t just have the trio from Barcelona. They have built a really good team. Honestly, this is the best team I’ve played against in MLS so far.
They are in a difficult situation to make the playoffs, but I believe in their ability to do it. I think they will make the play-offs, and I don’t want to be first in the East at all. Because you have to face Miami in the first round and you will have to go out first or second, which is not good,” the veteran Italian defender shared after the match.
Inter Miami is currently unbeaten in 11 matches in all competitions since Messi arrived. In the next match, Tata Martino’s team will test their true strength without Lionel Messi. Accordingly, El Pulga cannot play against Sporting Kansas City because of FIFA Days with Argentina.
Bao Bao | 16:40 September 4, 2023