The best player in the world said goodbye to his childhood club with tears in his eyes in Barcelona as the whole world watched Messi say goodbye to FC Barcelona.
Messi, who is perhaps the best player to step on the football field, says goodbye to FC Barcelona As a new chapter, both for Barcelona and Messi, now begins with the departure of the Argentine.
We will always love you. pic.twitter.com/uzeHS6cA4f
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 8, 2021
The former Barcelona captain was a compliment to the Catalan club when he left Camp Nou and dispelled all rumors about his departure from Barcelona.
As Messi prepares to leave his 21-year-old home after his stint at FC Barcelona came to an end, FootTheBall brings you five key takeaways from Messi’s press conference in Barcelona.
MESSI was convinced that he was staying
Lionel Messi was convinced that he would stay at Camp Nou, before Laporta revealed that the club would not be able to sign him due to strict and strict La Liga financial fair play regulations.
Leo Messi: “I’m very sad because I didn’t want to leave this club. I love Barcelona and wanted to stay, my contract was ready. I did everything possible to stay. ” 🔴 #Messi #FCB #FCBlive pic.twitter.com/9tUbv2aWCB
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 8, 2021
The Argentine was also disappointed that he would not be able to say goodbye to club fans in the proper way due to pandemic-induced shutdowns and shutdowns across Spain.
But the former Barcelona captain said he was open to returning to the club in whatever capacity he could in the future, as it is FC Barcelona that made him the person he is today.
THE FFP OF THE LEAGUE RULE THE MAIN CULPRIT, BARCA AND MESSI DID IT ALL
Messi reiterated Laporta’s claim that it was La Liga’s fair play financial regulations that were the cause of him leaving his childhood club, as the Catalan club was unable to pay his salary according to the salary cap in the league.
Messi offered to cut his Barcelona salary by 50% but it wasn’t enough … pic.twitter.com/iiKdKzrvS8
– ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 8, 2021
When asked about Javier Tebas, La Liga president, Messi declined to comment on the matter saying that he had only met with Tebas only a couple of times and therefore felt it would be inappropriate to speak something about the Spanish lawyer.
NOTHING FINISHED YET, BUT PSG SEEMS A REAL POSSIBILITY
When asked about his future club, as the season had already started in some countries, Messi confirmed that even though he had offers from many clubs, nothing had yet materialized.
The Paris-Saint Germain name inevitably came up in journalists’ questions, but Messi said unequivocally that nothing had come to fruition so far despite ongoing talks with various representatives.
Leo Messi on the rumors of transfer of the PSG
“Paris Saint-Germain is a possibility, yes. At the moment there is nothing confirmed, I received many calls after the Barcelona statement. We are talking about that ”🔴 🔵#PSG #Messi #Lionel Messi #FC Barcelona #Leo Messi #fcblive #FCB pic.twitter.com/ccN7TEmEZT
– FootTheBall (@FootTheBall) August 8, 2021
They also asked him about his recent photo on social media with Paris-Saint Germain players including Neymar, to which he replied that it was a mere coincidence that he met them in Ibiza and revealed that they were joking about his arrival at Paris-Saint Germain. .
The Argentine said that the next few years will be the last of his glorious career and he is willing to fight for titles while he remains in search of another Champions League that he could not win with Barcelona and from now on he looks to Paris-Saint Germain. as a real possibility for him.
‘I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO FC BARCELONA’
Messi removed any shadow of doubt when it came to the question of whether his career would continue at Barcelona, as he said it was practically impossible for him to play given the excessive salary bill and financial regulations of fair play.
When Messi cries, we all cry.
Big hug. ❤️ you, Leo. pic.twitter.com/wAHhzWrkP3
– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 8, 2021
He praised FC Barcelona for everything the club had done for him over the last 21 years of his life in the Catalan capital and assured everyone that after all the club was bigger than any player or coach.
He admitted that it was the hardest moment of his sports career to say goodbye to Barcelona, but he was optimistic that you have to grow and learn from every experience, while praising the club for being one of the best teams in the world. and for doing everything possible to help him stay.
MESSI SAYS GOODBYE TO A POSITIVE NOTE
The Argentine said goodbye to the club of his dreams by stating that wherever he goes, he will always be a true Cule in the heart.
He took a walk down memory lane as he remembered the times he had spent in the city, how he and his family had brought Barcelona as a second home and how he would always have fond memories of his time at the Camp Nou, whether it was the training ground, locker room or court.
Although the press conference began with Messi crying inconsolably, it ended on a much more optimistic note as the Argentine tried to soak up everything around him, the place he had come to recognize as a refuge and home with a smile. in his face.