Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas has heaped praise on Lionel Messi after their Leagues Cup triumph. He added that the Argentine was already focused on their US Open Cup semi-final, where they take on FC Cincinnati on Wednesday (23 August).
Messi has been in top form since joining Inter Miami earlier this summer. He has already scored 10 goals for the club in seven matches and helped them win the Leagues Cup on Saturday night (19 August).
Speaking to the media after the match, Mas labled Messi as a competitive beast. He added that the Argentine was thinking about the next game where they take on FC Cincinnati in the US Open Cup semifinal. He said: (via journalist Roy Nemer)
“Lionel (Messi) is already focused on Wednesday’s US Open Cup semi final. He’s a competitive beast.”
Lionel Messi finished the League Cup campaign as the top scorer and picked up the best player of the tournament award too.
Inter Miami worked for three years to get Lionel Messi
Jorge Mas revealed to Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this summer that they have been working on getting Lionel Messi since 2019. He added that they were in talks with the Argentine from his time at Barcelona and finally got it done in May 2023.
He was quoted by ESPN as saying: