Lionel Messi stay at Barcelona. This is how the negotiation par excellence of this market is resolved. Here are the words released to Goal.com from the Argentine champion: “I told the club, especially the president, that I wanted to leave. I told him all year. I thought it was time to leave. I thought the club needed more young people, new people and I thought my time was up. It was a very difficult year, I suffered a lot in training. This decision didn’t come for the match against Bayern, I had been thinking about it for some time. I told the president and well, the president always said that at the end of the season I could decide whether to leave or stay and in the end he didn’t keep his word. Its management is a disaster. ”
THE DECISION – “I will continue at Barcelona and my attitude will not change. I will do my best, I always want to win, I am competitive and I don’t like to lose. There is a new manager and a new idea. Okay, but let’s see how the team will respond. That one. what I can say is that I stay and give my best “.
ANGER – “I felt a lot of pain that mine was being questioned Barcelonaism. I love it, this club, and I won’t be better off here than anywhere else. I still have the right to decide. I was looking for new goals and new challenges. Here at Barcelona I have given everything. My son, my family, grew up here and are from here, there was nothing wrong with leaving at that time. I needed it, the club needed it and it was good for everyone. ”
THE BUROFAX – “The burofax had to make it official somehow. Over the course of the year I had told the president that I wanted to leave. Sending the burofax was making it official that I wanted to go and that I was free and the optional year I would not use it. I wanted to go It wasn’t to make a mess, or to go against the club, but the way to make everything official. If I hadn’t sent him, nothing would have happened. What they say is that I didn’t say it before 10 June, but we were in the middle of all the races and it wasn’t the time. But apart from that, the president always told me ‘when the season is over you decide whether to stay or leave’, he never set a date, and well, it was simply to formalize the club that I didn’t want to continue and I didn’t want to argue with the club. club”.
FALSE – “It hurt me a lot that false things were published. Or that it came to think that I could go to trial against Barcelona to take advantage of it. Never do such a thing. Again, I wanted to leave and it was a my right, because the contract said I could be released. And it’s not ‘I’m just leaving.’ I was leaving and it cost me a lot. I wanted because because I thought I was happily living my last years of football. This year I have not found happiness in the club “.
THE PROJECT – “Obviously I had a lot of difficulty deciding. I wanted a winning project and winning titles with the club to continue expanding the Barcelona legend. But the truth is that there hasn’t been any project or anything for a long time, it only covers holes in the things that happen. ”
TO CONTINUE – “Now I will continue with the club because the president told me that the only way to leave was to pay the 700 million clause, which is impossible, and then there was another way, to go to trial. I would never go to trial against Barcelona, because it’s the club I love. ”