Attendance Increased by 40% I Wish we Could Play in the World Cup

The soccer god was alive and well even after leaving for the United States. 

He once again attracted attention by becoming the first non-American to be selected as Time magazine’s Athlete of the Year.

Time, a leading American newspaper, announced the 2023 Player of the Year on the 5th (Korean time). 

Messi, the ‘god of soccer’ who moved to Inter Miami this summer

became the first non-American to be selected as Time magazine’s Player of the Year. 지울프-토토

Colleagues also nodded to Messi’s selection as Time Magazine’s Player of the Year. 

Inter Miami midfielder Benjamin Kremaski said, “The status of Major League Soccer (MLS) has changed since Messi joined.

Players want to continue their careers in MLS rather than overseas.

Players in their prime can also challenge for MLS. “He said.

Time’, which selected Messi as the Player of the Year, said, “Americans probably didn’t care much about Messi’s goals.

They just wanted to see him alive. But the number of spectators in Miami increased by 40%.

It was the largest in MLS.” According to him, Inter Miami became the first MLS club to have more than 30,000 fans on average.

Even when Messi was not playing, there were many fans wearing Inter Miami’s home uniform,” he said

conveying the changed status after Messi joined.

This was also evident in interviews with high-ranking officials in MLS. 

The owner of FC Dallas said through ‘Time’, “I heard it’s not just our club.

We’re talking with players that weren’t possible even 5 years ago,” and added

Messi’s participation in the North and Central America World Cup is a very important starting point.

The best players of each generation are at the North and Central American World Cup. “

I will challenge and play. Messi will be a great inspiration to young players from 0 to 16 years old

he said, looking forward to his influence in the future.

‘Time’ said, “Messi played in his first match wearing Inter Miami’s pink uniform on July 21, 2023.

He is the best player of all time to play in the world’s most popular soccer. There is no doubt about it.

Messi led Argentina to the World Cup victory.

After that, I came to the lowest-ranked club in the United States,” he said

remembering the circumstances surrounding Messi’s transfer this summer.

Messi’s appearance was also of great interest to Americans. 

The media said, “Messi placed the ball on the grass. There were Kim Kardashian and LeBron James in the stands

but no one was looking at them. The ball left Messi’s left foot and broke through the Cruz Azul defense.

DeAndre Yedlin, who was behind Messi, hit with both arms.

He pointed out, “I was happy with Messi’s goal.”

The one who brought Messi to Inter Miami was Manchester United legend David Beckham. 

Beckham had Messi in mind from the moment he started as the owner of Inter Miami. ‘

Time’ reported, “Beckham, who brought Messi in, shed tears when he scored in his debut.

Messi’s goal was for MLS and the United States.

It thrilled more than 20,000 fans and millions of spectators around the world.”

According to the outlet, Beckham was so emotional after watching Messi score that he said to his wife on the car ride back, ‘I don’t know if I can drive home.’

Messi grew up in Barcelona’s youth ranks and rose to become one of the best players of all time. 

He scored over 600 goals for Barcelona alone and became iconic with his number 10 shirt.

Messi had no intention of leaving Barcelona. She wanted to be a one-club person, but she had external issues. 

During her time as president Josep Bartomeu, she became disillusioned with the lax and philosophyless management of the team. 

That summer he considered biding farewell to Barcelona, ​​submitting a formal transfer request. 

However, after dissuading his fans and Barcelona’s high-ranking officials

he soon made up his mind and decided to sign a new contract.

He dreamed of retiring as a one-club man at Barcelona, ​​but he was unable to sign a contract to renew his contract. 

Barcelona was unable to overcome the hardships caused by the new coronavirus pandemic and the money paid during the time of President Bartomeu. 

The new president insisted on renewing Messi’s contract after taking office, but the Primera Liga failed to meet the salary cap.

Messi will wear the Paris Saint-Germain uniform as a free agent. He decided to take on a new challenge in France’s Ligue 1 by signing a 2+1 year contract with Paris Saint-Germain in 2021. At the time, Paris Saint-Germain was aiming to win the UEFA Champions League with the best attack in Europe, a ‘space defense team’ with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Messi.

He even brought in Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma, but failed to lift the big ear he so desperately wanted. However, Paris Saint-Germain wanted to have the best player in the world with them. The cold atmosphere continued, but the atmosphere eased starting with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Messi also seemed to want to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, but as his contract expired, their relationship grew apart. Paris Saint-Germain wanted Messi to activate his one-year extension option, but Messi actually responded lukewarmly. This was followed by a severe disciplinary suspension issued when he was absent due to a schedule as a public relations ambassador for Saudi Arabia, which led to a complete breakup.

That summer, Messi’s first priority was to return to Barcelona. However, the decision was made as Barcelona was unable to resolve its financial problems. When his return to Barcelona failed, he chose to go to the United States. Messi confessed, “I was afraid that day would happen again in 2021. After what I experienced two years ago, I was tired of waiting to see what would happen and I never wanted to experience it again.”

Money wasn’t the problem. Referring to his decision to go to the United States, he said, “If money had been an issue, I would have probably gone to the Middle East. It was a lot of money for me, but my final decision was somewhere else. It wasn’t about the money.”

That was the end of Messi and his life in Europe. Upon leaving Paris, he said his official farewell, saying “I am grateful to the Parisians for the past two seasons. I wish them all the best for the future.”

Inter Miami signed Messi, who they had been longing for. Last July, on the club’s official website, they said, “We have brought in Messi, a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner and World Cup champion. Messi will play for our team until 2025. It is an honor to welcome Messi to his new home. We are looking forward to 2018 “We have made an ambitious plan to bring in the best soccer players from around the world. We are grateful to the Inter Miami fans who believed in us. We will continue to make our dreams a reality.”

Messi was also happy in MLS. In an interview before the cup final, “I played for Barcelona for a long time, but leaving Barcelona happened really quickly. It was actually difficult. I had to leave the place I had lived my whole life and adapt to a completely different culture. The move to Paris Saint-Germain was not the result I wanted. “Everything was difficult in terms of the city and sports. But fortunately, that didn’t happen in Miami. Things were completely different and I’m happy,” he said with a smile.