According to former player Gareth Bale, American teams tend to accept defeat more easily than big European teams.
“Their attitude after defeat is much more relaxed”, Bale said about American teams on BT Sport on June 21. “In Real, if you lose, the whole world falls apart. You go home unhappy. But in America, they accept it easier”.
According to Bale, American players are less disappointed after the loss because they do not have to suffer the consequences. Football in this country does not have many professional teams and has not forced the bottom teams to be relegated. “In America, when you lose a game, you’re simply looking forward to the next one,” added Bale.
Bale joined American football when he joined Los Angeles FC in July 2022. He and the club won the MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield, before retiring in January 2023. Bale’s peak lasted from 2013 to 2022, with Real winning three La Liga and five Champions Leagues.
Messi is about to end his contract with PSG on June 30. The Argentina captain chose the American club, Inter Miami as his next destination, despite receiving many invitations to stay in Europe. Inter Miami was founded by former footballer David Beckham in 2018.
In the 2023 season, after 17 matches, Inter Miami ranked last in the Eastern MLS Cup. Beckham’s team won only five and lost 12, gaining 15 points, seven points behind the final group. They have 17 games left to enter this group.
On July 21, Messi can make his debut for a new club in a friendly match against Cruz Azul (Mexico). Tickets to the match skyrocketed after the news that the 2022 World Cup champion signed a contract.
Messi’s most successful career when wearing Barca shirt. He and the Camp Nou team won 10 La Liga and four Champions Leagues. With Argentina, Messi won the Copa America 2021, the 2022 Intercontinental Super Cup and the 2022 World Cup. Personally, the 35-year-old striker holds the record of winning seven Golden Balls.
On June 15, Argentina played a friendly against Australia 2-0. Messi opened the scoring in this match, and at the same time raised the team’s scoring record to 103 goals.