Gareth Bale has said that there will be less pressure for Lionel Messi to win in Major League Soccer because clubs “take losing better there”.
Earlier this month, Messi announced that he intends to join MLS club Inter Miami following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, although the deal has yet to be finalized.
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The 2022 World Cup winner has been linked with a return to former club Barcelona but has decided to move to the US and said he wants to enjoy football in a “quieter way”.
Barcelona criticized Messi’s decision to issue a statement saying he had chosen to “compete in a league with fewer demands”.
Bale, who ended his football career at LAFC, agreed that Messi would enjoy an easier life in the US without the constant spotlight of winning every week.
“It’s cooler,” Bill BT Sport said. “If you lose at Real Madrid, it’s like the world has come to an end. You’ve hardened. You get frustrated. You go home and you’re not happy.
“They accept losing more [in MLS]. There is no result. You can’t land there. When you lose a game it moves to the next match. They accept losing better there.
“They know how to lose but they celebrate every win like I won the championship. He will definitely enjoy it.”
In the last year before announcing his retirement, Bell joined LAFC on a 12-month deal and helped them capture their first major title by beating Philadelphia Union on penalties in the MLS Cup final.
Earlier this week, Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas told reporters that the club is planning for Messi to make his debut on July 21 in a League Cup match against Cruz Azul of La Liga.