MESSI SAYS GOODBYE To THE BARÇA
LIVE: The press conference of farewell of Leo Messi
Published:8/08/2021 - 11:36h
Updated:8/08/2021 - 13:17h
The day that many feared has finish arriving. Leo Messi sacks this Sunday to the 12h (Spanish hour) of the barcelonismo in a multitudinous press conference
HERE ALL HIS STATEMENTS:
It recessed the index card to the half: "I had gone down 50% of my index card and afterwards no asked me more at all. What said after they asked me 30% more is lie. This are not truths".
It wanted to win another Champions: "it remains Me the espinita to having won another Champions more. We were very cerquita in the semifinals of the Liverpool and in the semifinals against Chelsea with Pep. We could have won another Champions, but no me arrepiento of at all. Always we try to give the maximum, but is truth that it remained us the espinita to having won some more. My aim is to follow winning some Champions and try hold on to Dani (Alves). I go to try approach me, at least".
It tried to remain at all costs: "I Did all the possible for remaining me and could not . I do not have more at all that say, did all what could ".
Why it did not follow negotiating: "it explained It the president. The club has a very big debt and does not want to endeudarse more. For what pull it more if it is an almost impossible. I have to think in my future and in my career, is what touches me from now".
The photo with the players of the PSG: "it Was a boludez (the photo with the players of the PSG). I had spoken with Gave María and Walls to find us in Ibiza. Also it called me Ney and said me that it was in Ibiza. I said them that they avenge to my house and ate all and did a photo, at all more. They said me to go to Paris, but was a casualidad. It gave him a lot of importance, there is not at all rare. It was only a photo of friends, that share in holidays".
It will go to a competitive club: "The people of the Barça knows me, knows that I am a winner and want to follow competing. I want to follow like this, adding titles. In passing I want to congratulate to Dani Alves by the olympic gold, go to litigate for reaching it. This is my mentality. The people knows me to spare to question me, have to look for my way to follow competing and winning".
When it will be able to assimilate it everything: "it Was a baldazo of cold water, very sad, hard. Until the day of today are assimilating it as we can. When it go me of here they go me to fall more the index cards still, but the important is that I go to be arropado of my family and that go to be followed playing the football. When it go back to play will happen me a bit all this".
Dispute with Javier Thebes: "I do not know well the entramado of all this. It could not by LaLiga, by the debt of the club. I do not have at all that say him at all to Thebes, crossed it to me a pair of times and had a cordial greeting. I do not have any problem with Thebes I".
Homage in the Camp Nou: "Obviously that yes (on the homage). It will not be now, but for these people am had to anything. All had clear that I went to arrive and had it all fixed. Always we were sincere on my part, never deceived to the people".
Laporta Convinced him: "The reality is that when they happened the elections was to eat with the president and speak and afterwards was convinced that it went to be followed, that we did not go to have any problem in fixing it. Afterwards it happened what happened and could not be. We already knew what had thought to do".
A Barça without Messi: "In the Barça will follow coming players. The club is more important that any one and the people goes to accustom. At the beginning it goes to be rare, but came big players and have a big staff".
How it feels : "Sadness, a lot of sadness, because I go me of the club to the that love. No it expected it to me, always went forward saying the truth. The past year wanted to go me, this no. Therefore the sadness".
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The most difficult moment: "Yes, definitely. It has been the most difficult moment. I have had a lot of hard moments and defeats, but this no longer goes back. It is the end in this club and begins another history. It is one of the most difficult moments".
With what remains : "I Grew with the values of this club and tried to handle me with humility and respect, carrying the T-shirt of the Barça. I want that it recognise me therefore in addition to by what did in the field. I am a grateful by my career, with the titles won and also in the defeats. They are some very beautiful images. The celebrations with the people, can celebrate with my woman and my children. Have many for remembering".
Where it will play this season: "The PSG is a possibility, but to these heights do not have at all with anybody. When it went out the communiqué had several calls of clubs interested. Still there is not at all enclosed, but are speaking".
Change of radical life: "they happen Me a lot of things by the head, am a bit blocked. Until the day of today do not fall in the reality to leave this place, this club, to change my life completely. 16 years ago that am in the first team and now touches to begin of zero. It is a hard change for my family, because I know what feel when being in this city, but know that we go us to adapt and be well. It is necessary to accept it and assimilate it, start again".
Why it twisted everything: "I Think that already it said it Laporta. It was all fixed, but by the subject of The League could not do. There is not more than this. Had all agreed and could not do. I did all the possible. The club said that it could not by a subject of LaLiga, but listened a lot of things that reason did not follow. The year happened did not want to remain me, but this year yes".
With what remains : "it Is very difficult to remain me with a moment. They are a lot of years, a lot of things lived. Perhaps the moment that touched me debut was the moment of everything, was to do my dream reality. All what came afterwards was wonderful".
Spectacular ovation: Mates, family, directors, journalists... All raise for ovacionar to the best player of the history, that follows crying desconsoladamente on the stage.
It wanted a different farewell: "The things have given like this. But I want to appreciate the affection of all these years. We have happened very good moments, also bad, but the affection always was the same. I felt the recognition, the love, ojalá can go back sometime to be part of this club. Contribute in something to follow giving the best, that keep on being the best of the world. Sure that I forget me of a lot of things. It is what can say, am not in conditions. Thanks to all".
It continues Leo: "Today it touches me sack me. I arrived being very chiquito with 13 years. After 21 years go me with my woman, with three Catalans-Argentinian, can not be prouder of all what did here. Sure that go to go back. Appreciate all the lived. To the club, the one who was at the side ours and the one who do not see. Always I tried to handle me with humility, respect and like this did it with all the world of this house. I expect that this was what remain of me, apart from the luck that had to live in the sportive. I happened beautiful things. Also bad, but have done me grow and ahcerme what am today. I gave everything by this club, by this T-shirt, from the first day to the last. I go me more than satisfied. Appreciate the affection of the people of always. It had liked me sack me of another way, never imagined me farewell. It was not like this. It had wanted to do it with people in the field, can listen a last affection of the public. The extrañé a lot in this time of pandemia. The can have them near, the breath, the celebrate, listen an ovation. I withdraw me of this club without seeing it".
First words: "Good morning. I do not know if I will be able to speak. These last days was thinking, giving seen again what could say. It was blocked, am it now still. This is my difficult for me after all a life. It was not prepared. The past year when it armed the wrap of the burofax was it, knew what had to say. But this year no. We were convinced that we went to be followed here, home, was what more wanted to. Always sobrepusimos our welfare, be in our house. And enjoying of this life in Barcelona, that is wonderful".
Entirely broken: Messi breaks to cry desconsoladamente at all more go out to scene... Antonela Rocuzzo Offers him a handkerchief to dry the tears.