‘I am here to say goodbye’: Lionel Messi tearful as Barcelona exit looms

‘I am here to say goodbye’: Lionel Messi tearful as Barcelona exit looms

An emotional Lionel Messi has revealed he expected to extend his stay at Barcelona, but is now a free agent after financial issues at the Catalan club left them unable to pay the Argentinian’s wages. Speaking at his farewell press conference on Sunday morning, a tearful Messi said: ‘This year, my family and I were convinced we were going to stay at home, that’s what we all wanted more than anything. We’d always made this our own, we were at home. We thought we would be staying here in Barcelona. But today, we have to say goodbye to all of this.’

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35 Responses

  1. Nejc says:

    la liga is every year weaker and weaker, no ronaldo,neymar,messi….

  2. Aman says:

    Unrelated, but I honestly prefer subtitles over voiceovers. Despite not being so fluent in Spanish, I can obviously comprehend his emotional state much better this way than if there was a voiceover. The greatest footballer to grace this Earth has left his true club. Farewell Leo, you’ll be missed. <3

  3. leos chamber ! says:

    this can literally make fans of other teams around the entire world cry

  4. methods_99 says:

    He will always be a legend at Barcelona , he was my favourite player since I was a kid !

  5. I Am Rob says:

    I think what hurt the most is not seeing the fans. Just that one last time man, it kills me to see it this way.

  6. Notmy Name says:

    And I never thought I would see something more heartbreaking than Iker Casillas leaving Real Madrid.

  7. JC III says:

    Even if i’m a CR7 fan, i admire messi for his talent… He’s born to be a legend of football…

  8. Latvishu Sharks15 says:

    I never bought Messi in Fifa in career mode, because Messi is a Barcelona player. Thank you for the fact that I live at a time when this man plays football. When I hear the word football, I immediately think of it as Messi from Barcelona, ​​the most dedicated footballer in the world. Goodbye Legend !!!
    (yes, English is not my first language, sorry)

  9. Guardian Football says:

    ‘I wanted to stay’: Lionel Messi tearful at Barcelona exit as free transfer looms ► https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/aug/08/lionel-messi-tearful-barcelona-transfer

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