Lionel Messi Says Neymar Knows He Made a Mistake Leaving FC Barcelona
Oct 11 2019
"Yes, I would have liked for Cristiano to continue in the Spanish league, at Madrid", Messi said in an interview with Catalan radio RAC 1.
He completed 90 minutes and failed to score in the three games in which Barca have dropped points in LaLiga this season, while he is without a Champions League goal and was an unused substitute for last weekend's 4-0 win over Sevilla.
"During that time, I considered leaving Barca".
"The most hard period was between 2013 and 2014 when the problems came up with the Spanish tax authorities, that was tough on me and my family", Messi confirmed in an interview with Catalan Radio Rac 1. First because of how I am at the club, how I feel at the club, and secondly, for my family.
"Of course anything can happen but in principle, the idea is to stay here". If Barcelona is the body, Messi is its soul. "We are very happy in Barcelona", he said.
"I honestly view at one time, especially in this market, that if he did no longer blueprint right here, he would depart to Right Madrid Madrid on sage of I believed he critical to depart", Messi mentioned.
"I wanted Ney to come because as a footballer, he is one of the best in the world".
Barcelona did sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, despite him rejecting the Catalans the year before.
According to The Mirror, Messi did not stop at scoring the superb free kick as the forward invited a young boy Emanuel Arias who has a medical condition to meet him at the club's training ground.
"Griezmann is an intelligent player, of great quality, and he will end up adapting". "I personal by no methodology had predicament with him coming".
Messi's contract at Barcelona itself will soon run out.
However, following the uncertainty instigated by the president and player himself, it now seems certain that the Rosario-born forward will be staying put at the club he joined at the tender age of 13. "To achieve success, we all have to be united".
"We were never scared [that Messi would leave Spain] because we didn't know what he was thinking", Tebas said as reported by Marca.