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Inter Miami's Global Pre-Season: Messi's Focus on Success

 Inter Miami's Global Pre-Season: Messi's Focus on Success

Lionel Messi #10 of Inter Miami CF
Lionel Messi #10 of Inter Miami CF kicks the ball against the New York City FC during the first half in the Noche d'Or friendly match at DRV PNK Stadium on November 10, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida(Image-Getty) 

After the success and failure of the last season, Lionel Messi's eyes are now on the new season. Messi will basically play the full season in 2024. Where his team will enter the field with the goal of something big. Inter Miami has also fixed the schedule of the first pre-season friendlies ahead of the season. Where they will play the first match against El Salvador. Miami and Salvador will meet on January 19 at Estadio Cascatlan in San Salvador. After that, Inter Miami can also play against Argentine superpower River Plate.

And in the pre-season, Messi's Inter Miami will travel internationally for the first time in their history. And the Florida club will travel to Asia for the first time. Inter Miami have announced that they will play a friendly match against the XI (Hong Kong XI) selected from the Chinese Premier League players on February 4 at the Hong Kong Stadium. Inter Miami co-owner Jorge Mas said in a statement, "We are thrilled to travel to Hong Kong. It will be our first trip to Asia.

On Inter Miami's global vision, Maas also said, 'From the beginning, we wanted to position Inter Miami as a global club. It's a great opportunity. We hope this will encourage our supporters in Hong Kong and across Asia.”

Miami's other co-owner, David Beckham, traveled to Hong Kong in 2003 after joining Real Madrid. He also said that he is looking forward to playing in the city of beauty, Hong Kong. Beckham said, "I spent a lot of time in Asia throughout my career. I am delighted to have the opportunity to take Inter Miami to play in the beautiful city for the first time.''

Inter Miami's Chief Soccer Officer and Sporting Director, Chris Henderson, said, "We are looking forward to this trip for the club's special experience. It is also a great opportunity to prepare the club as much as possible for the 2024 season. This match will give our players an opportunity to face new opponents and new environment.

At the end of the 2023 season, however, Inter Miami was scheduled to travel to China. But in the end the tour was canceled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'. It is known that ticket sales will start from December 15 ahead of this match in Hong Kong. In addition to this tour, Inter Miami has also fixed the schedule of several friendly matches.

Fans are waiting to see Messi in a new way with the pre-season. Lionel Messi left Europe and began his journey to American football last June. The arrival of world champion Messi changed the world of American sports. Football has become soccer with his hands on and off the field. Among them, Messi also won the first title in the history of Miami

Messi could not play properly due to injuries and fatigue at the end of the season. As a result, he reached the finals of the US Open Cup and did not win the title. Couldn't even secure a spot in the MLS playoffs. Apart from that, Messi's start in American football has to be said to be great. Messi has made a great impact in a short period of time even though he did not play the whole season.

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