Lionel Messi has quickly developed a special understanding with his Inter Miami teammate Robert Taylor.
Taylor provided an assist for Messi’s second goal during his first start for the club against Atlanta United, and Messi returned the favor by setting up Taylor’s second goal with a sublime pass.
While Taylor has already established a connection with Messi on the pitch, there is one player who knows Messi “to perfection,” according to the man himself.
That player is Sergio Busquets, who has been a long-time teammate of Messi at Barcelona.
Busquets delivered a perfect pass for Messi’s second goal in an Inter Miami shirt, highlighting their exceptional understanding on the field.
Throughout his illustrious career at Barcelona, Messi also had wonderful relationships with midfield maestros like Xavi and Andres Iniesta.
These midfield partnerships contributed significantly to the success of Barcelona and showcased Messi’s ability to forge special bonds with his teammates, resulting in many memorable moments on the pitch.
With Jordi Alba now joining Lionel Messi at Inter Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium, their exceptional on-field connection is set to create even more magic for the club.
Alba becomes the third Barcelona legend to join David Beckham’s franchise in the same transfer window, adding to the star-studded roster.
During their peak at Barcelona, Messi and Alba showcased a truly telepathic partnership, working together to devastating effect.
Messi’s ability to recognize Alba’s movement in behind the right-back allowed him to deliver perfectly weighted and timed passes.
Alba, in turn, would effortlessly return the favor, providing the perfect assist for Messi to score numerous goals.
In their time at Barcelona, Alba assisted an impressive 23 of Messi’s 672 goals for the club, a testament to their unrivaled rapport on the field.
Their partnership was a key factor in Barcelona’s success, and now, with both players united once again at Inter Miami, fans can look forward to witnessing more moments of brilliance and synergy between these two footballing maestros.
“Jordi Alba knows me to perfection,” he told Catalunya Radio, viathe Barca website.
“He knows when I will give him a no-look pass. I have a special connection with him.”
That expertly disguised pass is undoubtedly Messi’s favourite and he busted it out on many an occasion during Argentina’s World Cup triumph.
However, Marcos Acuna wasn’t exactly on the same wavelength as he struggled to capitalise on the quality service he received down the left flank.
Messi and Alba haven’t linked up on the pitch for a while but the Spaniard has trained with his friend and new colleagues for the first time after signing a contract until the 2024 MLS season.
He is unlikely to be involved for the Leagues Cup round of 32 clash against Florida rivals Orlando City, but Messi will hope to continue his stunning start to life across the pond.