Gerardo Martino: “The idea is that Messi plays on Saturday”


Inter Miami coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino talked to the press after their 0-0 draw vs. Orlando and shared an update on Lionel Messi’s injury situation.

“He was in discomfort. He trained every day within what was agreed upon with the medical team and the physical trainers, in accordance with the discomfort in his knee because of the blow he suffered in the previous match. He was a little worried. He did some studies, and they were very good.”

Inter Miami, who lead the East Conference in the MLS, will play again on Saturday, at home, against DC United.

“Since we play three games in a week, we understood that it was prudent for him not to play today’s game. The idea is for him to play on Saturday, but it will continue depending on his evolution. Today he returned to training and did well. We are not going to take any type of risk and we will evaluate him on Thursday and Friday.”

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