Argentina’s superstar footballer, Lionel Messi has landed in the United States as he is set to be unveiled as new Inter Miami player.
Messi landed along with his wife and children in Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday in preparation for an unveiling ceremony tagged “The Unveil” scheduled to hold on Sunday.
In an interview from Argentina TV released on Tuesday, Messi said he would give his all for the flailing MLS club, which has now gone a club-record 10 straight matches without a victory following a 2-2 draw on Sunday against D.C. United.
“My mentality and my head are not going to change and I am going to try, wherever I have to be, give my best for myself and my new club, continue to perform at the highest level,” Messi told the Argentina TV show, Llave a la eternidad.
Speaking of his family moving to the United States, he added: “We are happy with the decision we made. Prepared and eager to face the new challenge, the new change.”
Inter Miami has not yet made the signing official, after reaching an agreement with the Argentina legend, who spent two seasons with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona.
Messi will be coached once again by his former Argentina and Barcelona manager, Tata Martino, who took over for the team in late June.
Inter Miami is targeting its July 21 Leagues Cup match against Cruz Azul for Messi to make his debut for the club.