Messi set to be named Inter Miami captain

Lionel Messi is set to be appointed captain of Inter Miami after just one game.

Head coach of the MLS side, Tata Martino, told a press conference that Messi will be given the armband.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner captained the side on his debut off the bench, scoring a stunning last-minute free-kick to clinch a 2-1 win over Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup.

Inter Miami’s current captain is Gregore, a defensive midfielder, but he is out with a long-term injury, and Messi is set to take over.

It remains to be seen if Gregore will get the armband when he returns to fitness.

Messi regularly wore the captain’s armband at Barcelona and is also the captain of Argentina.

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