Inter Miami and Argentina star Lionel Messi was spotted working hard in the gym during the MLS offseason Monday morning.
The Argentine international was seen doing pull-ups in the gym Monday morning, after a clip of him surfaced on social media platform X, formerly Twitter. The Inter Miami star is in offseason mode with the Herons right now, and his national team is done for the calendar year as well, so December is a month for relaxation and recovery for the 36-year-old.
After the 2023 MLS season, that saw Messi and the Herons claim the inaugural Leagues Cup, you’d think he’d be pictured on a beach somewhere enjoying some time away from the game. Not the case for the Argentine, though, as his offseason truly doesn’t exist! He’s been pictured in the gym or on the training pitch since returning from international duty with Argentina in November, and it appears that won’t change anytime soon.
The Herons return to the pitch on January 19 in a friendly against the El Salvador national team to get their 2024 preseason underway. Until then, it’s planning ahead for the campaign. For MLS, it’s nearing the end now – finally – as MLS Cup sits six days away. The Columbus Crew are set to host LAFC for the crown on Saturday, December 9.