After the presentation of Lionel Messi on Sunday, David Beckham expressed his elation. The Co-Owner of Inter Miami proudly boasted about the World Cup winner’s arrival in Miami and was thrilled by the impressive viewership numbers during the presentation.
During an exclusive interview with ESPN, the English soccer legend sat down and stated, “We have the greatest player in history in our city and in our club, that attracted a lot of attention around the world, something we always wanted. To have 3.5 Billion views on the presentation, that’s a huge thing.”
David Beckham said that Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami presentation had 3.5 billion views 😳📈 pic.twitter.com/GwMRvPQeTp
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The sources providing these viewership numbers lack clarity, as no official report confirms crossing the astounding mark of more than 3 billion viewers. However, the statement carries weight as it originates from David Beckham.
During the presentation on Sunday, Beckham personally introduced Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets to Inter Miami fans. The former Barcelona duo will join their former coach Tata Martino in efforts to uplift the struggling Miami side, currently positioned towards the bottom of the league table in MLS.
In anticipation of Friday’s Leagues Cup game against Cruz Azul, Beckham appealed to the fans for patience, cautioning that Lionel Messi may not necessarily start in the match. However, Messi did reportedly confirm that he is looking to make his debut soon, but only time will tell.
The news is set to create waves in Miami, with some tickets being sold for over $100,000 in hopes of witnessing the Argentine superstar’s starting appearance for Inter Miami.
David Beckham feels Lionel Messi will need time to adapt to MLS
The arrival of Lionel Messi instills a ray of hope in Miami, as they believe the Argentine superstar has the potential to significantly enhance the team’s performances.
However, in his interview with ESPN, David Beckham expressed uncertainty regarding Lionel Messi. The Co-owner of Inter Miami acknowledges the immense talent possessed by the World Cup Golden Ball holder but emphasizes the need for Messi to adjust to the MLS. Beckham urges Inter Miami fans to exercise patience with the Argentine player.
David Beckham pulled up to watch Messi’s first training session 🤩 pic.twitter.com/2N41ztLkUx
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During the interview, Beckham stated, “Leo still going to need, no matter how good he is, no matter what his stature is, he and Sergio are going to need time to adapt no matter,”
“Leo will play some part of the game but that will be down to the coach (and) it’ll be down to Leo to decide if he’s ready because we know that he’s been away for a few weeks with his family but he looks sharp, he looks great but he’s going to need time to adapt as well,” Beckham added.
David Beckham maintains modest expectations for Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets in their initial months at Inter Miami. As a former professional soccer player, he understands the challenges of acclimating to a new league and hitting the ground running from the beginning.