JiLiHOT Daily,August 22 Match Update. Last weekend, under the leadership of new captain Messi, the underdog team Miami International won the CONCACAF Champions League, claiming their first-ever championship trophy in the club’s history. During the post-match award ceremony, Messi handed over the captain’s armband to former captain Yedlin. Since Yedlin led the team before Messi’s arrival, it was appropriate for Yedlin to represent and accept the honor. They jointly raised the trophy, showcasing Messi’s exemplary gesture.
JiLiHOT Daily : Messi Passes Captain’s Armband to Lift Trophy Together, Martino: This Is the Best in the World
In the CONCACAF Champions League match last Sunday, Miami International emerged victorious. Messi scored the opening goal, injecting a shot of confidence into the team. The match later went into a penalty shootout after being equalized by Nashville. Messi, as usual, stepped up to take the first penalty kick, serving as another confidence booster. The intense battle finally ended 10-9 in favor of Herons (Miami International), securing the club’s first championship trophy. This achievement was beyond the expectations of Miami International just a few months ago.
During the award ceremony, it’s customary for the captain to be the first to accept the award. While Messi had taken over the captain’s armband after joining the team, he now took it off and handed it to former captain Yedlin. Initially, Yedlin resisted the gesture, but it’s undeniable that Yedlin led the team before Messi’s arrival. The honor should be shared between the two, and they ultimately raised the trophy together, reflecting the positive atmosphere in the Miami International locker room.
According to reports, head coach Martino stated that this wasn’t the first time Messi had done something like this: “This is why many people consider Messi the best in the world, not just because of his outstanding performance on the field.” Messi and Alba also share their experience generously during practice sessions, not imposing their ways on young players, but offering help as friends. The recent performances of Taylor and Martinez underscore the fact that these experienced superstar players have indeed elevated the team’s strength. Martino is optimistic about the team’s future, and whether Miami International can continue to transform from an underdog team, we eagerly await its success.