Messi, between tears: This year was not prepared to leave, I was convinced that it would continue

Leo Messi could barely talk. He had to dry his tears several times and his nose sounded, until he managed to link a speech with which he did not count. "Un

Messi, between tears: This year was not prepared to leave, I was convinced that it would continue

Leo Messi could barely talk. He had to dry his tears several times and his nose sounded, until he managed to link a speech with which he did not count. "Until the last day I was turning around, I could say, this is very difficult for me after so many years ago. To do all my life here, I was not prepared," the former Captain Bargrana, before the look of his companions , excited, at the seats of the press room. There was also Joan Lapa, the President of Barça, who could not avoid the departure of him.

The Argentine was very sorry for a march that did not enter his plans. Not this season, after everything happened last summer. "Last year, with the mess of the Burofax, I was prepared, but this year not. I was convinced that we were going to follow, we always put our well-being, be in our house and continue in Barcelona, which is wonderful in sports and what Everyday, "he admitted. "I feel a lot of sadness because I have to go from a club that I love, I always went straight, saying the truth. This year I did not want to leave, hence the sadness," he was sincere.

"Today I have to say goodbye to this, I got very small, with 13 years old, I'm leaving with my wife, with three Catalans-Argentines. I have promised that after a few years we will be back, because this is our house. For my part, I never cheated To people, "he remembered, looking back. "I always tried to manage with humility, respect and I did it with all the world of this house, I hope this is what is left of me, apart from what I gave him. I passed things and all that made me grow and continue improving to be The person I am today. I'm going more than pleased, "he continued, admitting that, surely, this has been the most difficult moment of his sports career.

The farewell, obviously, is not dreaming about any footballer. Without the heat of the public, after a year and a half of pandemic, which left the Camp Nou silence. "I want to thank the loving of the people, I never imagined my farewell because I did not think about it, I would have liked to do it with people in the field and have heard a last ovation, I missed them a lot: being able to have them near, cranking my name ... the I would have imagined with the stadium full and saying good of them. We have passed good and bad moments, but the affection was always the same. I hope I can return at some point, "he added.

Leo ruled out still a closed destiny, even though the PSG, where his friends play Neymar or Di Maria, seems the best place to count on him. "At this time I have nothing fixed with anyone, there are interested clubs and yes we are talking, obviously".

And about the future of Barcelona without him, in the same line as Joan Laporta, he admitted: "The club is always more important than anyone and people will end up getting used. At first it's going to be weird, great players came and they have a great template ".

Messi refused to make any criticism of Javier Tebas, president of Laliga. "He did not go around the league, because of the debt of the club, because the club did not want to snake more, I have nothing to tell Javier Tebas. The times I crossed with him, a couple of times, we had a cordial greeting."

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Updated Date: 08 August 2021, 06:56

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