Inter Miami coach shower praises on Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi once again set the MLS on fire as he pushes Inter Miami to the Quarterfinals of the League Cup ahead of FC Dallas.
Two stunning goals from the Argentine were enough to take the game to extra time and also to penalties which his side eventually won.
“We have the best player in the world. That can’t be ignored. When we have our moments, the team is lethal,” Martino acknowledged.
Asked where Miami would be without Messi, Martino insisted such questions are largely a waste of time.
“This question always gets asked in the places where he is,” Martino continued. “Someone can bet on what Barcelona would’ve looked like without Messi, what the Argentina national team would look like without Messi or anywhere he’s been.
“Fortunately, we have him, and today he once again showed he’s a tremendously important player.
“The majority of times there’s a free kick in this area, and I think only with him do you get the feeling that it’s going to be a goal. A free kick usually is something where you think it won’t be a goal 90% of the time, but when he has it, it’s the opposite. You think it won’t be a goal 10% of the time, but the rest it will be.”