Cruz Azul midfielder Erik Lira shouldn’t be daunted by the duty of taming Lionel Messi on his debut for Inter Miami, with the Mexican warning: ‘So long as he has two legs and two eyes, he is simply one other participant.’
Messi is anticipated to make his bow in opposition to the Mexican membership within the Leagues Cup on July 21, having joined MLS outfit Inter Miami following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain.
The signing of Argentina’s World Cup winner, thought of by many to be the best soccer participant of all time, is taken into account an enormous coup for MLS and Miami.
However Lira insists Cruz Azul’s gamers will deal with their journey to Miami similar to some other match.
‘It is a distinctive alternative. It is a new event, now we have to combat for it,’ the 23-year-old stated.
Cruz Azul star Erik Lira (L) shouldn’t be daunted by the duty of taming Lionel Messi on his US debut
Messi is anticipated to make his bow in opposition to Cruz Azul within the Leagues Cup on July 21
‘However the fact is it is simply one other sport for us, (supervisor) Tuca Ferretti tells us that Messi is simply one other participant – clearly he is a bit imposing, however we’ll win.’
Messi has already been joined in Miami by former Barcelona team-mate Sergio Busquets.
Ex-Barca boss Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino has additionally taken over following the sacking of Phil Neville, whereas Jordi Alba and Andres Iniesta are additionally reportedly being lined up by the MLS facet.
Legendary midfielder Iniesta, now 39, is on Miami’s radar in line with RAC1, having referred to as time on his keep at Japanese facet Vissel Kobe.
Midfielder Andres Iniesta (proper) is the newest Barcelona legend linked with a transfer to hitch Messi
Josef Martinez’s late strike gave Inter Miami an important 2-2 tie in opposition to Columbus Crew this week
Latest studies have additionally claimed that Actual Madrid icon Sergio Ramos – who performed with Messi at PSG – might transfer to South Seashore.
Inter Miami sits backside of the Jap Convention however Josef Martinez saved alive the membership’s slender play-off hopes with a Ninetieth-minute equaliser in opposition to Columbus Crew on Tuesday.
Miami twice fought again from behind to share the factors.
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