Contrary to experts’ predictions, Lionel Messi was suddenly absent from Argentina’s starting lineup against Boliva. The Argentine superstar was not even registered on the competition list.
“Messi is not ready. Yesterday, he tried to recover but didn’t feel good. We don’t want to take risks. Letting Messi enter the field can bring risks,” coach Scaloni explained, removing Messi’s name from the match. against Bolivia.
Sharing on TyC Sports, De Paul expressed his admiration for Messi, when El Pulga decided to skip his son Mateo’s 8th birthday to cheer on his teammates from the bench.
“Messi is a true leader, an example of love and care for the team. He could have gone back and enjoyed Mateo’s birthday, But he came here with us.”
“The desire in Messi. He could have gone home but he went with us, which is a pride for us,” goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez expressed.
According to the plan, Messi will fly straight to the US to join forces with Inter Miami.
On the morning of September 17, Inter Miami will have a trip to Atlanta United Stadium. With being completely rested against Bolovia, the Argentine superstar is likely to play from the start against Atlanta United.
Bao Bao | 15:23 September 14, 2023