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Bayern Munich Thrashing Is Not The Reason I Wanted To Quit Barcelona – Messi

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Lionel MessiBarcelona striker, Lionel Messi has come out to talk about why he wanted to leave Barcelona this summer.

Messi recently revealed that he has been telling Barcelona that the club needs more young players for a while now, all to no avail.

According to him, he never made up his mind on an exit because of the UCL result against Bayern as he had been thinking about the decision for a long time.

He added that it was a difficult year for Barcelona players and he actually suffered a lot in training.

“It was a very difficult year, I suffered a lot in training, in games and in the dressing room. Everything became very difficult for me and there came a time when I considered looking for new ambitions.”

His word, “I told the club, including the president, that I wanted to go. I’ve been telling him that all year. I believed it was time to step aside,”

“I believed that the club needed more young players, new players and I thought my time in Barcelona was over. I felt very sorry because I always said that I wanted to finish my career here.”

“It was a very difficult year, I suffered a lot in training, in games and in the dressing room. Everything became very difficult for me and there came a time when I considered looking for new ambitions.”

“It did not come because of the Champions League result against Bayern, no – I had been thinking about the decision for a long time.”

“I told the president and, well, the president always said that at the end of the season I could decide if I wanted to go or if I wanted to stay and in the end he did not keep his word.”

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