The anticipation is building as Lionel Messi is expected to make his MLS debut with Inter Miami, but New York Red Bulls are not taking the challenge lightly. Ahead of the highly anticipated match, Red Bulls manager Troy Lesesne has asserted that his team has a strategic plan to contain Messi’s impact on the game, no matter how he features in the starting lineup.
Red Bulls, led by Lesesne, have emphasized focusing on their own strategies and tactics, even when facing one of the greatest football players of all time. While acknowledging Messi’s exceptional contribution to the league and the sport, Lesesne stressed that their main goal is to enhance their position and secure a spot in the playoffs.
Midfielder Daniel Edelman also weighed in on the task of confronting Messi. Expressing a mix of admiration and determination, Edelman noted that while Messi is an iconic figure in the sport, on the field, he’s just another player. Edelman highlighted the team’s resolve to stop Messi using any possible means to prevent his influence during the game.
Inter Miami coach Tata Martino has hinted that Messi might begin the match on the bench due to potential fatigue concerns. Regardless, Red Bull defenders are gearing up to face Messi’s exceptional skill and goal-scoring prowess, as he has notched an impressive 10 goals in just eight matches.
As fans eagerly await Messi’s MLS debut, the encounter promises to be a thrilling clash between two formidable teams. The Red Bulls’ focused approach to handling Messi’s presence underscores the level of competition and anticipation surrounding the upcoming match.