Tata Martino “It’s very likely that both Messi and Busquets will play longer tomorrow.”


Gerardo Martino’s press conference prior to Inter Miami’s game vs. Atlanta United on Tuesday. “El Tata” could not confirm that Lionel Messi will play from the beginning, but he stated that the idea was to give him more playing time that in his debut last Friday.

“It is very likely that both Messi and Busquets will play longer, even from the beginning. Everything will depend on how they feel. It is just their second game.

“It is also true that when Leo plays from the beginning, he is likely to play the full 90 minutes.

“What was seen of Messi in the game trying to order his teammates, is what he has been doing in the training sessions. He helps and talks about soccer with his teammates.”

Lionel Messi made his Inter Miami debut against Cruz Azul on Friday where he scored a free kick winning goal in injury time.

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