Messi is forced to stay at Barcelona: "I wanted to leave but I can't sue my favorite club."
No Manchester City, Messi remains at Barcelona. But it is not a heartfelt choice, nor a heartfelt choice.
The Argentine is forced to remain in the Blaugrana team because the only way to leave him is to pay the 700 million euro clause (too much for both him and the City …).
This was announced by Messi himself during an interview with the Spanish edition of Goal.com. His statements are reported by the Corriere dello Sport.
“ It certainly cost me a lot to decide . It has nothing to do with Bayern's result, it depends on many things.
I always said I wanted to stay here. That I wanted a winning project and winning titles with the club to continue to grow the Barcelona legend in terms of trophies.
And the truth is that for a long time that there is no project or anything, they juggle and cover the holes as things go.
As I said before I have always thought about the well-being of my family and the club
When I communicated my will to my wife and children it was a tragedy .
The whole family burst into tears, my children didn't want to leave Barcelona, they didn't want to change schools.
I looked beyond and wanted to compete at the highest level, win titles, compete in the Champions League.
You can win or lose, because it is very difficult, but you have to compete.
At least compete and not collapse like in Rome , Liverpool , Lisbon . And this led me to think about the decision to leave
As said, I thought and I was sure that I was free to leave, the president always said that at the end of the season I could decide whether to stay or not.
Now they cling to the fact that I didn't say it before June 10, when it is clear that on June 10 we were running for La Liga in the midst of this terrible Coronavirus and that this disease has altered the whole season.
And this is the reason why I will stay at Barcelona.
Now I will stay because the president told me that the only way to leave is to pay the 700 million euro clause, and this is impossible .
There was a high way and that was to go to court.
But I would never sue Barcelona because it is the club I love, which has given me everything since I arrived, it is the club of my life, I have spent my life here.
Barça gave me everything and I gave everything. I know it has never occurred to me to take Barcelona to court
I was hurt by so many things published against me and above all so many false things published.
Or that I could sue Barcelona for my interests.
I would never have done such a thing, I repeat, I wanted to leave and it was my right, because the contract says that I could have released myself. And it wasn't "just go away".
I was about to leave and it would cost me a lot .
I wanted to go because I thought I wanted to live my last years of football happily.
I haven't found happiness in the club lately
I will continue in Barcelona and my behavior will not change no matter how much I wanted to leave. I will give my best.
I always want to win, I'm competitive, and I don't like to lose. I always want the best for the club, for my teammates and for myself.
I said there was no support needed to win the Champions League. Now I don't know what will happen.
There is a new coach and new ideas.
And this is good but we have to see how the team will respond and if we will be able to compete at the highest level.
What I can say is that I will stay and that I will give my all for Barcelona ”(source Goal.com ).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano