LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) Lionel Messi‘s illustrious career continues to leave an indelible mark, as he clinched the MVP award for Inter Miami’s 2023 season, a remarkable achievement considering his mid-season arrival in June after departing Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite facing injury setbacks in the Major League Soccer (MLS), the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner made an immense impact, notching 11 goals and providing eight assists in just 14 appearances for the club.
This outstanding contribution propelled Inter Miami to their first trophy, securing the inaugural Leagues Cup.
Messi’s influence was pivotal, even though he couldn’t guide the team to the MLS playoffs, scoring only once in six appearances and missing several crucial fixtures due to injuries.
This recognition adds another accolade to Messi’s collection, following his recent eighth Ballon d’Or win, fueled by Argentina’s triumph in the World Cup in Qatar.
As Messi gears up for a full season with Inter Miami in 2024, he has reportedly set his sights on “winning everything.”
Despite his club commitments, Messi remains focused on international duties. Currently aiming to help Argentina maintain their 100% record in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Messi faces upcoming fixtures against Uruguay and Brazil this month.
As the 36-year-old maestro looks ahead, opponents are sure to be on high alert, given Messi’s determination to continue his winning ways with Inter Miami and further solidify his legendary status in the world of football.