Lionel Messi’s debut for Inter Miami proved to be a game-changer as he came off the bench and had a significant impact on the match, a sentiment he captured perfectly during his post-game interview.
The much-anticipated MLS debut for Messi with Inter Miami turned into a remarkable success against Cruz Azul.
Entering the field in the 54th minute for his first appearance with the club, Messi’s presence attracted a packed stadium of passionate Inter Miami fans, including notable celebrities such as Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian, and LeBron James, who eagerly bore witness to the historic moment.
In a thrilling turn of events, Messi swiftly became a hero for the club by delivering a sensational last-minute free-kick, securing a remarkable 2-1 victory for Jorge Tata Martino’s side.
His exceptional performance instantly endeared him to Inter Miami supporters, solidifying his place as a key player for the team.
As the free-kick from Lionel Messi found the back of the net, the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale erupted with sheer joy.
Even Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham couldn’t hide his emotions, visibly moved by the electrifying moment. The celebrities present in the crowd were also deeply affected, their emotions clearly on display.
In the final moments of the game, Messi demonstrated his trademark finesse by winning and executing a classic free-kick just outside the penalty box. It was a moment of brilliance that sealed the victory for his team.
Following the game’s conclusion, Apple TV conducted an immediate interview with Messi, and his words struck a chord with the audience, winning hearts with his humility and passion.
His interview further solidified his status as not just a phenomenal footballer but also a genuine and endearing personality, endearing him even more to fans worldwide.
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“What I saw was the goal. I saw the goal, I knew I had to score. It was the last play of the game, and I wanted to score so we didn’t go to penalties,” said Messi.
“It was very important for us to get this win because in the tournament it’s going to give us confidence moving forward.”
It was almost as if the universe had willed the goal and this moment for Messi into existence.
A truly unforgettable night for Inter Miami fans as well as players and some encouraging words to go along with it from their new star man, Messi.
The World Cup winner will be back in action soon enough, with Inter Miami hosting Atalanta United in the Leagues Cup on Tuesday.