In an interview with the American media, Leo Messi spoke about the potential of MLS to be as good as the European football leagues. The Argentine arrived at Inter Miami a few months ago and showed that he still has something to show.
Messi believes that MLS has all the conditions to become one of the strongest leagues. "I think it has every opportunity to do so," Messi said to ESPN, quoted by Eurosport. "That growth depends a lot on the league. It's an ideal moment to grow.
There are important competitions upcoming that will be played in this country [2024 Copa America, 2026 FIFA World Cup].
It's time for the league to make that leap and finish growing, finish looking for what it's been seeking for a while.
Everything is in place here to witness top-level football because of the country, the structure, a bunch of things."
MLS and Leo Messi
MLS is a league that shows year after year that they have quality. They have improved a lot in the last few years, which Leo Messi is aware of.
Even greater progress is expected in the coming period. The fact that the US team is so good speaks volumes. "I think that soccer in the US has grown a lot in this last year. It has shown that in the results the USMNT have had lately.
It was a great squad in the World Cup, too. Very competitive. It held its own against every team it had on its slate. It's getting closer and closer to the level of Mexican soccer.
This Leagues Cup demonstrated that. There is no Mexican team in the final.
While you can question a lot of things, the reality is all the matches were very close, very competitive. Anybody can beat anyone else. I get the sense that the same happens in [MLS]. It's a competitive one where anybody can win.
One where the home team is strong, and it's difficult to win away. I'll still be getting to know a little bit of that after my first match."
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