Sergio Agüero, friend and soon neighbor of Lionel Messi in Miami, spoke of the arrival of the 10 to Inter in that city, where he resides much of the time.
"It was surprising for everyone because there was a lot of talk about Barcelona, but in the end the decision is his and I think he sought more happiness than continuing with that pressure to keep winning," Kun said.
In a conversation with ESPN, Agüero joked that Leo "follows me everywhere" and assured that from now on he will be another Inter fan: "I'm in Miami a lot, as many times as I can I'm going to go see him."
And regarding what to expect from his arrival in MLS, he threw him a piece of advice: "In the end playing you will want to win. He has to have fun and have fun, I don't know if he's going to win every game here... Anyway, when you play more free, things go better."
It is worth remembering that Inter Miami is in the last position of the table in the Eastern Conference and is far from the fight for the title. Even so, confirmed on the 10th, they will now seek to surround him with hierarchy and friends, plus the possible arrival of Tata Martino to the bank.
"We spoke a while ago, I sent him the board," Agüero said confidently. And it went on. "I said, 'Listen to me, your team is behind, you better score ninth, eighth, to get into the playoffs.'"
Messi with the Inter Miami shirt in a photomontage to beat his arrival in MLS.
"He shit with laughter, what are you going to tell me? With me he laughs... 'We get into the playoffs, we have to get in,'" he told me.
El Kun spoke of the peace that Messi will find in the United States and gave as an example what happened to him with Argentina.
Messi and Kun, on the happiest day for Argentines. Photo: REUTERS/Hannah Mckay.
"When you are calmer and things are coming out, in the National Team he has a good time with his teammates and he is very happy, whatever he does he will do with joy," said Kun.
Will he make it to the next World Cup? "Knowing Leo, who takes great care of himself physically, an open door must be left. Obviously he's not going to be at the level of the last World Cup, but he's Messi. On a stopped ball you can score a goal. An open door must be left ... Or two."
Finally, he referred to his son's post ("it was a lot for you") when PSG announced Messi's departure. "Even Benja put a message, heh, it went out to the father. He's a big fan of Leo."