Messi played 15 matches in his first full season for Inter Miami, winning his first title in the MLS in the form of Leagues Cup.
Inter Miami’s 2023 MLS Season is drawing to a close. The season was marked by Lionel Messi, the Argentine superstar. Messi led Inter Miami to its first ever Leagues Cup victory. With Miami and Messi set to take a break until early 2024, co-owner David Beckham once again spoke about the impact the ‘Number 10′ has had on Major League Soccer over the past few months.
In an exclusive interview with AFPFormer England international and clubmate of LA Galaxy Real Madrid AC Milan PSG and Manchester United, said Messi’s arrival has changed the way MLS was perceived. He also explained to Inter Miami why they signed Messi initially, with the goal to promote football on all levels in the US.
Beckham is a new player in the game.
Beckham said: “It’s hard to believe, even though I know it’s true. When someone says to me that Inter Miami is the team of Lionel Messi, you don’t believe it.” “It is a great honor for me as an owner to have a player such as that, the greatest player in the entire world, in my team,” Beckham said.
“We have always known that bringing Leo not only to Miami but to America would be a good idea. We gave it to America and MLS. Because someone like this changes the game. You know, someone who inspires another generation to play soccer. Leo was the perfect fit for our team.
“We want to win championships, of course.” We want to be the best in the league. We bought him to inspire the next generation in America of soccer players. To want soccer players. It’s important for us that he does this.“
Messi played 15 matches in total for Inter Miami during his first full season. Leagues Cup was his first club title. He scored 11 and provided 4 assists.