«I still can't believe it that he's playing for us,» said the Englishman
The signing of Lionel Messi by Inter Miami became one of the biggest stories of the last transfer window. The Argentine's arrival in Florida put the spotlight of the international press on Major League Soccer and U.S. soccer.
And no one could be prouder than David Beckham, the team's co-owner with Jorge Mas. The former England international spoke once again about the many benefits of having Messi at Inter Miami and in the U.S. league.
«It's still hard to believe that when someone turns around to me and says Inter Miami have Lionel Messi in their team, you know,» he told AFP.
«It's a very proud thing for me to have as an owner, to have a player like that, the best player in the world, in our team. We always knew that bringing Leo to America, not just to Miami, it was our gift to America and the MLS.
»Because someone like that changes the game. You know, someone like that inspires another generation of soccer players. And that's why we wanted to bring Leo to the team. Of course, we want to win championships. Of course, we want to be the best team in the league.
«But one of the reasons why we bought him was to also inspire the next generation of soccer players in America, to want to be soccer players. So bringing him does that and it's an important thing for us.»Read on marca.com