Messi Opts for Fatherhood Over Football: Watches Son Thiago’s Training

Lionel Messi Watches Son’s Training in Miami

Lionel Messi’s absence from Inter Miami’s clash against Atlanta raised questions about his fitness.

After being left out of Argentina’s team due to a mysterious fitness issue, Messi decided not to play for the Herons in the MLS matchup.

Instead, he opted to watch his son Thiago’s training session back in South Florida.

Supporting His Son Thiago

Thiago, following in his father’s footsteps, joined Inter Miami’s Under-12 team recently.

On the day of the match against Atlanta, Messi chose to stay behind and support his son.

He was seen on the sidelines, donning a baggy t-shirt and rolled-up denim shorts, with his favorite mate tea in hand. Messi even appeared to offer some coaching guidance, gesturing towards the players on the field.

Family Time at the Training Facility

Later, Messi was spotted casually sitting against a wall at the training facility, accompanied by his two younger sons, Mateo and Ciro, both sporting Inter Miami jerseys.

Despite the attention, Messi interacted with other academy players and showed his friendly demeanor.

Fitness Concerns and Prior Tests

Messi had been training with the team in preparation for the Atlanta match after returning from Argentina.

However, concerns about his fitness arose after he was substituted late in Argentina’s game against Ecuador. While he cited feeling “a little bit tired,” he didn’t make the bench for the World Cup qualifiers.

The exact nature of Messi’s fitness issue remains unclear, but Inter Miami hopes for his quick recovery, especially with the upcoming US Open Cup final in mind.

Impressive Start with Inter Miami

Messi has had a remarkable start to his Inter Miami career, scoring 11 goals in as many games since joining from PSG in the summer.

He has also played a pivotal role in the team’s victories in the Leagues Cup and qualification for the US Open Cup final.

While Messi has yet to miss a match for his new club, his availability for the next MLS fixture against Toronto remains uncertain.

Inter Miami and their fans will be anxiously waiting for Messi’s return to full fitness for the upcoming challenges.

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