Messi cheating? Monterrey player reveals shocking message Lionel gave him

A Monterrey player was teammates with Lionel Messi in the Argentina national team.

By Emmanuel Mendez

A Monterrey player admits that Lionel Messi told him a shocking message before their game.
A Monterrey player admits that Lionel Messi told him a shocking message before their game.
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Lionel Messi and Inter Miami will play one of the toughest teams in North America. Inter Miami will play against Monterrey CF at the Chase Stadium today in the first leg of the CONCACAF quarterfinals. While Messi is always competitive and is one of the greatest footballers of all time, football fans were shocked to hear that the Argentine showed signs of potential cheating. The internet takes a lot of stuff out of context, and this incident is once again out of context. A current Monterrey player was a former teammate of Lionel Messi with the Argentina national team in the 2018 World Cup. He reveals the funny joke Messi said to him ahead of this crucial game between Inter Miami and Monterrey CF.

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The player who told the story of Messi telling him to let them win is Monterrey's attacker, Maximiliano Meza. Meza spoke with ESPN ahead of the Inter Miami game, and he said, "For a mutual friend, yes, we talked; I think he warned us there (Lionel Messi), and since we have won many times... that we let him win, so we are all happy, in addition, we are already qualified in the Club World Cup. This is our competition, we know how to play it, so I think that respect for Rayados is also being felt on his part, and we also try to respect Inter and try not to trust us because he is a great rival and has great players."

Although Meza spoke about the situation as a joke between the two, the Monterrey manager was not so nice. Monterrey's manager, Fernando Ortiz, is also Argentinian and spoke ahead of the match against Messi and Inter Miami. Ortiz said some bold words about Inter Miami and Lionel Messi to his players.

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Fernando Ortiz says Messi and Inter Miami is just another opponent

Ortiz spoke ahead of the Inter Miami game and said, "I hope the boys understand that he [Messi] is just another rival, just another player because everything else comes later. The referee, the framework, the people. Everything that surrounds Messi can generate sporting and non-sporting decisions. Was I clear? I don't know if it hurts, but the business is there. We all know that, it's not that I'm saying something we don't all know. I understand the business, yes. I share it? No. We all know that football is a business. We, sportingly, are going to beat him. Then I can't handle other things."

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