Lower than 24 hours faraway from additional cementing his place in soccer historical past at Monday’s star-studded ceremony in Paris, the legendary No. 10 was again in South Florida the following morning and practising alongside his Herons teammates.
As anticipated, Messi obtained a hero’s welcome to have a good time his newest milestone, full with speeches, a tunnel of honor and a big cutout “8” signed by the whole squad.
Messi’s fast return to Miami – together with an in a single day, transatlantic flight – suggests he is removed from glad along with his astonishing first half-season on the membership. After his July arrival, the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner guided the Herons to the Leagues Cup 2023 title – their first-ever trophy – in addition to the US Open Cup ultimate.
Accidents and nationwide crew commitments with Argentina restricted his enjoying time in the course of the ultimate stretch of the MLS season, as Miami missed out on the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs.
However Messi, together with fellow blockbuster summer time signings Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, are actually making ready to take the membership to the following degree. They’re going to have loads of silverware to play for subsequent 12 months, with the Herons scheduled to participate within the Concacaf Champions Cup, along with MLS and different commitments.
And with Miami eyeing further elite reinforcements, Messi and Co. could also be poised for even larger and higher issues in 2024.