Lionel Messi, when asked about the exception of being able to come to the training ground later than his teammates at Inter Miami, quickly denied and gave the answer:
‘No, I arrived at the same time as my teammates at 7am. There are rules and inevitable fines. I have to set an example for my teammates. I can’t be late because of my physical condition.’ – Quoted from AlbicelesteTalk.
The fact that even though he is the most important player on the team does not mean that exceptions are allowed. If this happens, it could create a bad precedent in the future. Information about whether Messi is allowed to practice later than his teammates has never been confirmed or announced.Lionel Messi has made a big impact at Inter MiamiLionel Messi has made a significant impact at Inter Miami in 2023. El Pulga won the team’s MVP title this season. Messi’s role is extremely important in helping Inter Miami win the Leagues Cup championship for the first time in the team’s history. The 2022 World Cup champion also helped the team advance to the finals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open. Open Cup.
Messi scored 10 goals and had 4 assists in 7 Leagues Cup matches, winning the title of Best Player and Top Scorer of the tournament. In total, the 36-year-old had 14 matches in all competitions in his first half of the season, scoring 11 goals and providing eight assists.
Additionally, Messi’s presence at Inter Miami has also had a major commercial impact, with a significant increase in ticket sales, television viewership, shirt sales and the number of followers on the team’s social networking platforms. His influence even made Adidas decide to give Inter Miami a third kit in the 2024 season, something unprecedented in the team’s history. Those are significant influences since Messi came to America.