Former LAFC star Gareth Bale offers insight to Lionel Messi ahead of ‘chilled’ MLS journey

It was 37 years ago when Maradona lifted the world cup on the shores of Mexico and gifted the Albiceleste fans their second triumph on the global stage. In the nightfall of Doha, Lionel Messi conquered his final peak and pitched up as one of the greatest to ever grace the game.

In hindsight, it is fair to say that PSG and Lionel Messi were on uncordial terms for a long time. The Argentine magic man graced the city of Paris for two long years after his out-of-the-blue exit from his home club, FC Barcelona. The only question on the lips of fans is why did Messi make the audacious choice to play for the bottom-ranked team in the MLS?

While fans are yet to find the answer, the former LAFC star, 2022 MLS Cup winner, Gareth Bale did not hold himself to offer some advice to Messi on how to enjoy his time in MLS.

Gareth Bale claims MLS lacks consequences with no relegations

The brand Messi has always been different when compared to his nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo. Of course, the latter chose to grace the Gulf nation, Saudi Arabia and there were murmurs that Messi would follow in his footsteps. The world was taken aback when Messi decided to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami. There is a lot of chatter after this move and one of his arch-Catalan rivals Gareth Bale had candid advice to give based on his short stint at Los Angeles FC.

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The 33-year-old former Los Blancos winger spent some time at the MLS before announcing his retirement and while talking to BT Sport, Bale said “If you lose at Real Madrid, it is like the world has ended. You are crucified, you feel down,  you go home and you’re not happy. They accept losing a bit more. There is no consequence. You can’t get relegated over there. When you lose a game you go on to the next one. They accept losing a lot better over there.” 

When will Lionel Messi make his Inter-Miami debut?

The Catalans hoped and prayed for the undisputed Barcelona king to return, which would have produced “The Last Dance.” Although their prayers were not heard, fans across the globe are eagerly waiting to see Lionel Messi play on American soil. Amidst all the excitement among the Inter Miami fans, Messi said “I made the decision that I am going to Miami. I still haven’t closed it one hundred per cent. I’m missing some things but we decided to continue my journey there.” 

July 21st is the date that many reports are suggesting is when the world will witness Lionel Messi play his first match for Inter Miami. The Herons are set to face Mexico’s Cruz Azul on the 21st of July, who could be Messi’s first opponents in Miami colours. The managing owner of the club Jorge Mas also mentioned that the deal has been stuck but there are finer details yet to be discussed.

With every passing day, the anticipation among the fans is growing to see arguably the greatest player of this generation step foot onto the Inter Miami stage and grace the city with his mercurial talent. Now, it is yet to be seen what is in store for the little magic man at the shores of Miami.


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