Outside the Lines on Lionel Messi (Walla/Studio SystemVideo Editing: Ziv Steiner)
Lionel Messi stunned world football when he signed for Inter Miami this week, against all estimates. His close friend Sergio Aguero was asked about the move, explaining: "Everyone was surprised because there was talk of Barcelona, but in the end Leo decided and I think he preferred happiness to the pressure to keep winning. I asked him for a ticket and he said, 'There are no tickets anymore.'"
"I'm in Miami a lot, so I can watch him play," the former striker added. "Leo is going to have fun here. I don't know if he'll win every single game, but when you play with more freedom, things work out better for you. The same happened with the Argentina national team, he enjoyed himself with his teammates and it showed up. He made the right decision that will help his family be happy."
He knows what he's talking about. Aguero hoists Messi after winning the World Cup in Qatar (Photo: Reuters)
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And if we are talking about the national team, Aguero wants not to eulogize Messi ahead of the 2026 World Cup - the flea will be 38 at the time, but according to his friend, "I know him well, he looks after himself and we have to leave the door open. Of course he won't be at the level he was at in Qatar, but he's still Messi. He can always score from a free kick. You have to leave him a door open, or two."
- World Football
- Lionel Messi
- Sergio Aguero