At Inter Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium on Sunday night, Lionel Messi had his official introduction as a new member of the team.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was met with deafening acclaim as he went onto the ground wearing his new number 10 shirt. Despite the bad weather, about 20,000 fans eagerly awaited his arrival.
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Messi thanked the crowd in a brief speech he gave in Spanish and emphasized that his love for the game is still as strong as ever.
I’m eager to get started practicing and competing, stated Messi. “I still have the same drive I always did to compete, to want to win, and to support the club’s expansion.
We will undoubtedly have a great time participating in this endeavor, and I’m thrilled that I decided to bring my family to play in this city.
We’re going to have a great time, and wonderful things will occur.
The World Cup-winning Argentina forward signs a contract with Inter Miami that will keep him with the MLS team through the end of 2025.
Messi was referred to during the presentation as “America’s number 10, the world’s best number 10,” emphasizing the scope of his talent and the anticipation around his arrival.
In addition to Messi, Sergio Busquets, a fellow Barcelona teammate, was also announced as a new signing for Inter Miami, heightening the excitement for the team.