Inside Inter Miami’s League Cup celebrations: David Beckham joins the locker room party as Lionel Messi and Co pops the champagne and soaks manager Tata Martino after penalty shootout win over Nashville
David Beckham joined the Inter Miami players in the League Cup celebrations from inside the team’s locker room on Saturday night, as Lionel Messi and his teammates drenched manager Tata Martino with a bottle of champagne after winning the final.
‘Today is celebrated,’ shared Inter Miami’s official X account in Spanish along with footage of cheering players, just hours after the team edged out Nashville in a penalty shootout tense and dramatic at Geodis Park in Tennessee.
Alongside Messi, Miami left-back Jordi Alba, defensive midfielder Victor Ulloa and star striker Josef Martinez were seen busting the bubbly while wearing ski masks in a bid not to get spray eyes.
Bucked of Coors Light – an American beer – was also spotted on a table from inside the locker room, with the League Cup standing amid all the booze.
Beckham, 48, co-owner of the Herons with Jorge Mas, dropped by to pose for a group photo with Messi, Alba and Sergio Busquets – the three essential Inter Miami stars and Barcelona contingent who all arrived at the club earlier . this summer.
Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham posing with the League Cup trophy and Lionel Messi
Inter Miami players placed the club’s first piece of silverware in the middle of a table full of beers
Inter Miami players popped champagne on their manager Tata Marino during a press conference
Inter Miami defeated Nashville in the League Cup final in Tennessee after a tense penalty shootout
The former England captain donned a navy blue suit and tie as he crouched next to Messi while holding the League Cup. The World Cup winner even wrapped his arm around Beckham, 48, while posing next to Busquets and Alba.
Reggaetón music also played from inside the Miami locker room as players filled the League Cup trophy with beer and partied the night away.
Tata Martino was taken by surprise answering reporters’ questions at a post-match press conference, when Martinez, Ulloa and others arrived in full voice and with several bottles of champagne to douse their manager.
Martino was drenched when he got up from his chair and hugged Martinez.
Right-back DeAndre Yedlin was also seen laughing with his teammates while enjoying the team festivities.
Inter Miami players posing with the League Cup trophy from inside the team’s locker room
Jordi Alba, L, & Josef Martinez, posed for a selfie on the Geodis Park pitch with their medals
Players wore ski masks to avoid getting bubbles in their eyes when opening bottles
Reggaetón was also blasted from inside the Miami locker room as the players partied the night away
Saturday’s man of the match and Inter Miami goalkeeper Drake Callendar with the League Cup
The League Cup trophy was finally sealed in a black case and loaded onto Inter Miami’s private plane as it left Tennessee for South Florida.
Saturday night’s man of the match and Inter Miami goalkeeper Drake Callendar, who saved two penalty kicks in the penalty shootout to hand the club their first-ever trophy in their five-year history , was spotted posing for photos with the cup before boarding the team. plane.
Messi has now scored 10 goals in seven appearances for his new club, which sit last in MLS’s Eastern Conference with a 5-14-3 record.
Now on a seven-game winning streak, Inter Miami will face Cincinnati in another US domestic cup competition – the US Open Cup.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is set to make his MLS debut against the New York Red Bulls later this month on August 26.