Gerardo Martino spoke about Lionel Messi’s fitness and about how he will not be joining FC Barcelona.
Martino spoke at a press conference after Inter Miami’s 1-0 loss against Cincinnati and Osvaldo Godoy of MundoAlbiceleste.com was in attendance. Lionel Messi was brought on as a substitute for Inter Miami and Martino commented on Messi’s fitness. Here is what he had to say:
“He (Messi) is not injured anymore. He just needs to get the rhythm back.”
The Inter Miami coach also commentedo n the rumors of Lionel Messi joining FC Barcelona on loan now that Inter Miami are eliminated from MLS playoff contention:
“If Messi goes to Barcelona, it’s to visit, haha. I am surprised by that rumor.”