After a frantic beginning to his soccer career in the United States, Lionel Messi has been staying in Miami to spend time with his family.
Following his recent exploits on the soccer field, the superstar posted some images on social media with his stunning wife Antonela and their two oldest sons, Thiago and Mateo. The photos were taken after the aforementioned heroics.
The famous footballer from Argentina was also seen drinking mate tea, a wellness beverage that is common among players from South American countries, from a personalized flask of warm water that was provided by Inter Miami.
After starting his first game in Major League Soccer as a substitute against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night, Messi has now been given the opportunity to showcase his skills.
It was in New York that his team began its playoff run with a 2-0 victory. He came off the bench and scored in the second half of the game.
At the moment, Lionel Messi is taking pleasure in spending time with his wife Antonela and his cherished companion tea.
In addition, Messi, who is 36 years old, posed for a photograph beside two of his three sons, Mateo and Thiago.
In the penalty shootout triumph over Cincinnati, which took place on Wednesday night, Miami coach Tata Martino started him as a substitute after Messi had already played 120 minutes in the game.
“Leo, along with a great number of other players, is approaching a significant physical limit, and beginning today, we will begin to evaluate this – how do I face at least the next three games?” Martino stated this following the victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Nashville, whom Miami upset on penalties in the League Cup final ten days ago, will be the opponent for Miami’s next Major League Soccer encounter, which will take place on Wednesday night.
As a result of the fact that Nashville is one of the more challenging opponents that Miami will face in the final third of the Major League Soccer season, Messi is anticipated to return.
Despite the fact that he has scored 11 goals for Miami in nine games, the team is still 11 points away from making the playoffs. Although Miami is in 14th position, the Chicago Fire are in ninth place and final place for the postseason. This is despite the fact that Miami has played two fewer games than Chicago.
The match against Nashville on Wednesday will be followed by Messi and Miami’s trip to Los Angeles, where they will play LAFC, the team that currently holds the MLS Cup.
In the meantime, Messi’s son Thiago, who is ten years old, officially joined the Inter Miami academy over the weekend.