Sergio Busquets (35), a midfielder for Inter Miami of the American professional soccer Major League Soccer (MLS), reiterated that there is no need to doubt the abilities of teammate Lionel Messi (36). Messi is still the best player in the world and will lead Miami’s resurgence, he said.
Busquets started the MLS-Mexican League Consolidated League Cup second leg against Atlanta United at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Sept. 26 (ET). Started as a central midfielder in a 4-3-3 formation and played until the 27th minute of the second half. Assisted in the eighth minute of the first half. Set up the opening goal with an exquisite roving pass to Lionel Messi. Was all smiles as his team cruised to a 4-0 victory.
In the post-match interview, he reiterated his trust in Messi: “I was really looking forward to playing with him again. We played together for a long time at FC Barcelona and I felt a lot from him,” he said, adding, “Playing with Messi makes everything much easier. We understand each other very well,” he said. “Now we play together in Miami. I hope we can capitalize on the chemistry we’ve always had here.”
Busquets also admitted to struggling with Miami’s hot weather. “The weather here is completely different from what I’m used to. It’s very humid,” he said, “but I feel good. I’m adjusting well. I feel like I’m integrating into the team faster by playing well and getting wins.” 메이저놀이터
He also vowed to rally around Messi to revive Miami’s struggles in MLS. Currently, Miami sits in 15th place, at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference, with five wins, three draws, 14 losses, and 18 points. “We signed a new coach, we’re recovering,” Busquets said. We have new players and a different atmosphere,” Busquets said. “We will fight to improve the team and get better.”
Miami has scored just 22 goals in 22 MLS games this season. The offense has been anemic, averaging just one goal per game. They resume MLS play on August 21 at home against Charlotte. The team will be hoping for a boost in offense with the addition of Messi. A two-game winning streak in the Reggie’s Cup helped turn things around. Six points and one goal in two games, including Messi’s three goals and one assist.