Lionel Messi, the Argentine superstar, and seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, has found a new home in the United States after leaving Paris Saint-Germain in a shocking move. Messi, who joined PSG from Barcelona in 2021, had a disappointing spell in France, where he clashed with the club's management and fans. He decided to join Inter Miami, the MLS club owned by his former rival David Beckham, and now his teammate Jordi Alba, who left Barcelona to join Messi in the USA, has admitted that the World Cup winner did not have a good time in France.
One of Messi's closest allies, Jordi Alba, has opened up about how Messi is feeling after his move to Miami. Alba, who made his debut for Inter Miami in their 3-1 win over Orlando City in the Leagues Cup, said that Messi is much happier and more relaxed than he was at PSG.
"He feels supported, loved, and that's the most important thing," said Alba. "At PSG he didn't have a good time, but he recovered his joy. I repeat it's a challenge that personally excites him a lot, and I see him very happy."
Alba also said that Messi is still hungry for success and will not take it easy in the MLS. He said that Messi is a demanding person who wants to win everything he plays for and that he will help him achieve his goals. "Leo is a demanding person. He has won the World Cup. But he is going to continue [playing] the same. He is going to fight for this challenge, try to win everything, and that's why we're here to help him," said Alba.
Messi's arrival in Miami has been a huge boost for the club and the league, as he has scored five goals and assisted on one in his first three games. He has also reunited with some of his former teammates and friends, such as Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, who joined him from Barcelona, and Tata Martino, who coached him in Argentina and Barcelona.