When Lionel Messi goes to Inter Miami, some of his former teammates follow. So did his mentor, head coach Gerard Tata Martino.
Miami has been the center of attention this summer. They signed the world’s best player, Messi, without spending a dime on him. It was a huge publicity, financial, and popularity boost.
But it didn’t stop there: they’re also building a customized squad and coaching staff. FC Barcelona legendary midfielder and close friend Sergio Busquets joined the team, as well as Martino, who coached Messi at Barca and the Argentina national team.
A coaching change was imperative as Miami is currently in last place in the U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS), which also influenced Martino’s decision to come to Miami. 메이저놀이터
The chemistry between Messi and Martino is bound to be in the spotlight. Martino led Barca and the Argentine national team with Messi, but he left in disgrace after failing to win a trophy. There are concerns.
However, Messi’s individual stats under Martino have not been bad. Messi scored 41 goals and provided 14 assists in 46 games for Barça under Martino, with a winning percentage of 29 wins, 11 draws, and 6 losses. For the Argentine national team, he has 13 goals and 9 assists in 20 games, with 13 wins, 5 draws, and 2 losses. Both stats and winning percentage are at their best. 메이저도메인
The duo is now tasked not with winning the title, but with pulling Miami out of the bottom of the table. It will be interesting to see if the priestly reunion between Messi and Martino, who have surprisingly good chemistry, will have a happy ending.