Inter Miami have been in the spotlight after signing big names like Messi, Busquets, Jordi Alba, and Luis Suarez from Barcelona. But their pre-season has been chaos due to the backlash in Hong Kong and the numerous injuries.
But head coach Tara Martino insisted there was no way Messi would have been able to play on Sunday with his injury. He said: “As I said after that game, we understand the disappointment of the fans in Hong Kong that Leo could not play, but it would have been a huge risk to put him in, even for a few minutes. But he always had the desire, as did our coaching staff, that he would participate in all four games (of the tour). Unfortunately, it did not turn out that way.”
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