Lionel Messi fans rejoice as Inter Miami ‘contractually obliged’ to field its best players | Pro Hub of News

Lionel Messi’s eagerly awaited appearances for Inter Miami in friendly matches ahead of the Major League Soccer (MLS) season have fans excited. The US-based club, owned by David Beckham, is contractually obligated to feature its best players in specific fixtures. With a packed pre-season schedule that includes matches against teams like El Salvador, FC Dallas, Al-Hilal, Al-Nassr, a Hong Kong Select XI, Vissel Kobe, and Newell’s Old Boys, Inter Miami aims to carefully manage the workload on players facing a challenging physical and mental strain due to the demanding schedule.

Head coach Tata Martino highlighted the club’s approach to balance the playing time of each player, especially with the potential for an increased number of matches. While emphasizing the contractual obligation to field the best players, Martino expressed confidence in managing the situation. The club’s focus is not only on pre-season but also on strategic planning for the upcoming MLS season, where Messi’s Inter Miami is set to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr in the Riyadh Cup on February 1, followed by their season opener against Real Salt Lake on February 21.