Lionel Messi: "I'm proud of what Inter Miami has achieved"

Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reflects on his first season with Inter Miami:

"I'm proud of what the team has accomplished this season. Through hard work and dedication from each of us, we managed to win the League Cup, the first trophy in Inter Miami's history. We reached the final of the U.S. Open Cup and fought until the end for a place in the MLS playoffs.

We will keep all the positives, especially our desire to improve, and we'll become even more competitive next year.

I want to thank everyone at the club and in Miami for their support. I'm confident that we'll share new wonderful moments as we did in the past few months."

Previously, Inter Miami concluded the MLS regular season with a 0-1 loss to Charlotte and did not make it to the playoffs.