Lionel Messi’s debut for Inter Miami CF was highly anticipated, and fans were eager to see the Argentine superstar in action. However, it seems that the pressure of playing with the “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) may have gotten to some of his teammates, as one Inter Miami player had an unfortunate incident during the match.

Fans joke ‘that’s the pressure of playing with the GOAT’ after Inter Miami star’s unfortunate incident on Messi debut

In the second half of the preseason friendly against the Philadelphia Union, Inter Miami defender Ryan Shawcross attempted to clear the ball but ended up kicking it into his own face. The incident left Shawcross with a bloody nose and a swollen eye, and he had to leave the field for treatment.

Fans joke ‘that’s the pressure of playing with the GOAT’ after Inter Miami star’s unfortunate incident on Messi debut

The incident quickly went viral on social media, with fans joking that the pressure of playing with Messi had gotten to Shawcross. The “GOAT” status of Messi is well-known in the footballing world, and it seems that some fans believe that the pressure of playing with the legendary player may have caused Shawcross to make an error.

While the incident was unfortunate for Shawcross, it did not overshadow the excitement surrounding Messi’s debut for Inter Miami. The match was played in front of a sell-out crowd, and fans were treated to a classic Messi goal in the first half.

Fans joke ‘that’s the pressure of playing with the GOAT’ after Inter Miami star’s unfortunate incident on Messi debut

Messi’s arrival at Inter Miami has generated a lot of buzz in the footballing world, and many believe that he has the potential to elevate the profile of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States. His debut was a major moment for the league, and it was clear that fans were excited to see him in action.

Fans joke ‘that’s the pressure of playing with the GOAT’ after Inter Miami star’s unfortunate incident on Messi debut
Fans joke ‘that’s the pressure of playing with the GOAT’ after Inter Miami star’s unfortunate incident on Messi debut

In the end, the incident with Shawcross was just a minor blip in an otherwise memorable day for Inter Miami and Messi fans. While some may joke about the pressure of playing with the “GOAT,” it’s clear that Messi’s talent and reputation as one of the greatest players of all time will continue to inspire and motivate his teammates on the pitch.

Fans joke ‘that’s the pressure of playing with the GOAT’ after Inter Miami star’s unfortunate incident on Messi debut

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