Lionel Messi said that his dedication to Barcelona will not change going forward, even if he is trying to leave the club.
At a GlanceSports – Lionel Messi said that his dedication to Barcelona will not change going forward,
Even though he tried to force his way out of the club this summer.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner will return to Camp Nou after a saga he says reveals many “fake people” in orbit
After looking to activate a clause that would allow him to opt out of his contract,
Messi has now turned around and is committed to his future at Barcelona.
The 33-year-old admits that he feels frustrated after a season that saw Barcelona fail to win a trophy.
And it ended with a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Although Messi has not denied trying to leave the club he joined 20 years ago,
He insisted that his attitude and commitment would not change now that he had persisted.
“I will continue at Barca and my attitude will not change no matter how much I want to leave,” Messi told the Goal website. “I will do my best.
“I always want to win, I'm competitive and I don't like to lose anything.
I always wanted the best for the club, for the dressing room and for myself. “
Barcelona's Champions League drought has now reached five seasons,
With Ronald Koeman brought in to try and win the biggest club prize in Europe.
“I said at the time that we were not given the support to win the Champions League,” added the Argentine.
“Actually, now I don't know what will happen. There are new coaches and new ideas.
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“That's good, but then we have to see how the team responds and whether that will give us to compete at the top level or not. What I can say is that I will stay and I will give my best for Barcelona. “
Messi admits he was hurt by people who questioned his commitment to the club he has been calling for 20 years,
Even though he was strengthened by the support of those closest to him.
“The world of football is very difficult and a lot of fake people. This incident has helped me identify many fake people. It pains me when my love for this club is questioned.
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