Tata Martino says Lionel Messi will debut against Cruz Azul in the League Cup

Inter Miami CF head coach Tata Martino expects Lionel Messi to play in Friday's League Cup match against Cruz Azul.

But it is not yet confirmed whether Messi will start against Cruz Azul.

Messi and Busquets officially signed with Inter Miami over the weekend.

Following this, both teammates are attending their first training sessions with the MLS club on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi last played on 15 June in a friendly match for Argentina against Australia.

Speaking to ESPN Soccer 12 in Argentina, Martino said he expected both players to make their Inter Miami debut on Friday.

Martino said that "from what I've seen so far, he is getting fit to play and chances are he could be there on Friday."