Inter Miami clinches victory against Kansas City
Inter Miami clinches victory despite Messi's absence against Kansas City
Inter Miami secured a 3-2 win against Sporting Kansas City in their recent match, even in the absence of soccer sensation Lionel Messi. Although Messi didn't take the field, he played a unique role as an assistant coach due to an injury that prevented him from participating as a player.
Messi's unusual role
Lionel Messi, the captain of the Argentina national team, was unable to join his team on the field due to an injury sustained in a previous match against Ecuador. However, he assumed the role of assistant coach for the game. To make this possible, Messi had to complete the necessary paperwork with FIFA, allowing him to be in the dugout rather than on the field.
Argentina's recent victory
In the World Cup qualifier against Bolivia, Messi watched from the bench as Argentina secured a 3-0 victory, with goals from Enzo Fernandez, Nicolas Tagliafico, and Nicolas Gonzalez. Despite not playing, Messi's presence was felt, and Argentina maintained their top position in the CONMEBOL qualifiers, level with Brazil.
Messi's reason for absence
Messi himself attributed his absence to fatigue, stating, "I was a little tired, so it happened that I went out, and surely it won't be the last time I go out during matches." It's evident that Messi's dedication to his national team remains unwavering.
Inter Miami's hopes
Inter Miami's manager, Gerardo "Tata" Martino, expressed hope that Messi would recover in time to participate in their upcoming MLS game against Atlanta United. Inter Miami has experienced an upturn in form since Messi's arrival but currently sits six points behind the final playoff position. A positive result against Atlanta United is crucial for their playoff aspirations.