Tata Martino unsure if Messi is ready to play


Inter Miami coach Gerardo Martino has said he does not know if Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba will be available to play against Toronto this week.

Messi has missed Inter Miami’s last two games, while Alba was absent from their deep 5-2 loss to Atlanta United at the weekend.

Martino said the pair are ready to train on Tuesday, but it is not known if they will play in midweek.

The 36-year-old has been a key figure for the Florida club since joining them in the summer.


The former Barcelona forward has scored 11 times in as many matches, while Alba has scored once in four appearances in the United States of America.

Inter Miami will host the Toronto team at the “DRV PNK” stadium, with the hope that they will return to winning ways after losing to Atlanta.