Antonela Roccuzzo really appears to be loving life in Miami as she posed for a gym selfie with two of her friends while husband Lionel Messi is away on Argentina duty.
Roccuzzo was in the ‘The Glute Lab’ in Miami alongside Elena Galera – the wife of Sergio Busquets, the iconic former Barcelona midfielder who followed Messi to Inter Miami – and Julia Perez, a model who they appear to have become friends with.
Perez posted a selfie of the trio on her Instagram story and it was shared by Roccuzzo with the caption: ‘The team doesn’t fail.’
While her friendship with Perez seems to be a new one, she goes way back with Galera due to their soccer connection.
Both Messi and Busquets were key parts of the Barcelona team that dominated European soccer from 2004 until Messi left in 2020.
And in Miami, there has been early success for the couples to celebrate with Miami winning the Leagues Cup back in July.
But in the last month, Messi sustained a scar tissue injury and missed four Major League Soccer games in the process.
He returned last Saturday as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat by Cincinnati, a loss which brings an early end to Miami’s season as the team now cannot reach the MLS playoffs.
Messi’s soccer attention now turns to his country, where Argentina play against Paraguay on Thursday night in World Cup qualifying.
It remains to be seen what role Messi has in the team after his recent injury, with the 36-year-old rebuilding his fitness levels.
This week, Apple released a documentary exploring Messi’s arrival in the United States and the soccer star explained how happy is family were with the move.
‘I came with great enthusiasm,’ Messi said. ‘My wife and I and our children have really been enjoying ourselves and we’ve been talking about what this could mean for us. And it was a nice start.’