“Messi and Jordi Alba had to leave, we will evaluate them in these days”. They were the words of Tata Martino at the break of Inter Miami-Torontowhich ‘stopped’ when the Argentine left the field. Lionelwho returned to the team after resting in the last game, I asked for a change due to inconvenience after half an hour of the first half.. Before, Jordi Alba also retiredwho like Leo, came from resting and left the meeting very soon.
It was surprising to see the changes of the two former Barcelona players and, for a time, one could think that it was a decision made in advance by Martino and the footballers, thinking about the US Open Cup final which is disputed within a week.
First, Jordi Alba left in the 34th minute. Leo Messi lasted little longer, who three minutes later, asked for change and left the captain’s armband. The Argentine took a while to come out, but it didn’t seem like he had any major physical problems. The cameras then captured the conversation on the bench between Jordi and Leo who went to the locker room before the end of the first half.
Messiwho missed the second qualifying game with Argentina for the next World Cup, had just missed the 5-2 that Atlanta gave to Inter Miami, which is already worried about the state of its great star.
In one week, the early hours of Wednesday to Thursday in Spain, Inter Miami has the opportunity to get his second title in a month in the US Open Cup final who disputes before the Houston Dynamo. Before, the Tata team has another match in the MLS, against Orlando City (in the early hours of Sunday to Monday in our country). We will see if Jordi and Messi are there, who will be evaluated in the coming days.