After weeks of waiting and stacking up, LaSextaTV finally released the entire interview with Lionel Messi. The Spanish website continued to release clips of interviews for weeks, talking about his current attitude, coaching, and desire to win. Messi’s words don’t seem to have much context in these clips, but everything has been cleared.
In this interview, Messi covers many topics from the disastrous end to the previous season, to Josep Maria Bartomeu, his teammate Ronald Koeman and, more importantly, his future in Barcelona.
About football and his love for Barcelona
“When I was a kid, I always wanted something related to football at Christmas. Jerseys, balls, shoes, whatever. My parents did everything they could to make me happy. “
He continues the same beat on drums and appreciates Barcelona, the club he bet on him nearly 20 years ago.
“I love Barcelona. It’s my life. I have a love story with Barça. They gave me everything. I live here longer than Argentina.”
“When I first came to Barcelona, I was already shy, but I became even more shy. I became a shell. I focused on training, school, and games.”
Messi’s words are in contrast when talking about the club and how the season went for him.
“I feel okay today. It took me a while to feel better. I want to fight for a competitive title.”
“It will be difficult to get to the old place. The club is in a difficult situation. It is difficult for everyone.”
Messi was asked how the season ended, and if he cried recently, especially during the summer, when rumors of his exit filled the air like pollution.
“I don’t bother with everything people say, everyone has their own opinion.”
“I’ve been struggling with football lately, but I didn’t cry because of sports issues. I cried for other issues, but I don’t want to go into the details.”
In the same context, he said, “Many people speak unknowingly. People believe in them because they bring news on TV and newspapers. For example, RMC has a lot of fake news. It is a media outlet to spread. “
About his family
Messi is also interviewed about his family, where Argentina has long spoken about what they experienced during the summer when the exit was looming. First, he talks about his father.
“When I and my dad stayed here, he said to me,” Decide what you want, stay here and go for your dreams, or yours in Argentina Go back to life. “It was clear that I wanted to be here. “
When asked about how he spends time with his children, Leo says: I like it when they ask me to play soccer or do something related to sports. I like it when they ask me to take a shower or sleep with me. “
“Chiago is shy. He doesn’t like to talk to him, but he’s used to it. Mateo handles it much better. He loves all the attention. . “
It must be difficult to be the child of the best soccer player ever. That’s what Messi says when asked if he complains about a teacher who is too close to him (Messi). He says, “Yes, they do. It bothers Chiago so much because he’s a shy kid and doesn’t like these things.”
Then he says, “My kids are crazy about watching YouTube and using iPads and TVs.”
After talking to his immediate family about the current situation, Leo is asked about his upbringing and whether he was poor.
“We weren’t poor, but we were in the middle class. We lived well, but it wasn’t luxury.”
About Diego Maradona and his premature demise
Where were you when you heard about Maradona’s death?
“I was at home … my dad told me, and I saw the news on TV.”
“I couldn’t believe Maradona’s death.”
Where did you get the Maradona shirt you wore during your homage to him?
“I was given it by the Old Boys people.”
Maradona was a supporter of Fidel Castro and others, right?
“I don’t want to go into politics.”
“I want the best for my country. I don’t like talking about politics, but I want to improve. I want people to be happy.”
About Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Bayern match, and the transfer story
Barcelona was destroyed 8-2 in the UEFA Champions League with Bayern Munich. It was a historic game for many reasons, but for Barcelona, as Gerard Piqué explained, The bottom. Messi said of the game:
“2-8 was a scary game for everyone. I knew it would be a complicated game. It came from a bad run, but I can’t imagine the result.”
“I’m the one who doesn’t want to lose. After losing, I say or do something as a result of my anger, but then I regret everything I said and did.”
The topic of Josep Maria Bartomeu begins with a fairly informal note. Messi reveals that dressing rooms often refer to the president as “Nobita.” This is a famous anime character from the Japanese children’s program “Doraemon”.
“I never made a joke to Bartomeu about Nobita (a cartoon character), but some people made a joke (laughs).”
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He then moved it to what happened in the summer and spread lies about his release clause as to how Bartomeu blocked Messi’s transfer from Barcelona.
“Brofax? I wanted to formalize and formalize things. For the past six months, I often told Bartomeu that I wanted to leave, but he didn’t want to listen to me. “
“Bartomeu didn’t let me go, and he tried to leak me and hurt me. He tried to make me look like a movie villain.”
“Bartomeu lied to me about many things. I don’t want to talk about what he promised or didn’t do.”
Messi was asked why he wanted to leave the club where he had been around for nearly 20 years, and why the story (temporarily) sought the help of a psychologist after going to bed.
“I felt like the cycle was over. My kids said they didn’t want to leave, but I felt it was the best for me.”
“I should have gone to one (psychologist), but never. They insisted that I had to go. I know I need it, but I haven’t. . “
During that time, there was much talk about going to court to resolve the dispute between Messi and Bartomeu. But Messi, in his words, decided to take the high road, He refused to take the club he loved to court.
“I knew I would have won if I went to court to appear, but I didn’t want to do that.”
About his future
This segment begins with a hot note where Messi is asked about the words of Barcelona’s interim president, Carles Takets. Messi states that he would have sold it if it had been left to him.
“He can only prepare for elections, but there is no point in talking about the past. Let’s talk about the future.”
There are many stories in the air that Messi may be staying in the summer, depending on who will take over the Barcelona administration. But the six-time Ballon d’Or winner wipes out the air, saying, “I haven’t talked to the candidate yet.”
If Xavi becomes a coach, will you stay?
“I don’t know. Let’s see what happens in June.”
How about Neymar? Would you like to stay when he arrives?
“I don’t even know, haha. Bringing Ney will be difficult and expensive.”
He says so and drops a huge hint about his future, as if he were teasing some fan bases together. This statement will be clearly out of context by the media when talking about his movements.
“Neymar just said he shouldn’t come to play with me, he just wants to play with me again.”
The interviewer presents Messi with two travel guidebooks. One is in Manchester and Paris, much like a bait to bring the truth out of a legendary athlete. But it doesn’t work, as Messi replies, “No, no, you keep them.”
Will you move to Real Madrid someday?
Finally, Messi gives a more direct answer about his future, saying, “I always do what my heart tells me.”
“I can’t tell you about my future because I don’t even know.”
“I want to be involved with this club and the city even after I retire. This club is bigger than any other player, including myself.”
“”When i leave That way, it will be done in the best possible way. “
About Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann
Luis Suarez’s departure from Barcelona seemed inevitable in the summer as the Uruguayans were over 33 years old. But the way he was pushed out of the club and driven to his direct rivals (now benefiting from his service) was pretty shameful. This was previously acknowledged by Messi through an Instagram post, but he talked about it again and said:
“It seemed to me that they were Luis Suarez … the way things were done, the way he left. He left for his rival team for free.”
There was much talk about the relationship between Messi and Antoine Griezmann, especially after the controversy that occurred after a former Griezmann agent spoke briefly about Messi. Some rumors suggest that collisions on and off the pitch may facilitate Messi’s move from Catalonia.
“The relationship with Griezmann is now clear. I drink mate tea with me. No problem.”
About Ronald Koeman, Pep Guardiola, and this season
Summer was a time of change for Barcelona, especially in terms of personnel. Ivan Rakitić, Arturo Vidal, Nelson Semedo and Luis Suarez have left the club and young guns such as Pedri and Francisco Trincao have joined the team. On this topic, Messi says:
“I knew this was a transitional period. I thought it was a good time to leave with new players and young people.”
Ronald Koeman is already facing a tough time as Barcelona coach, and there are rumors that he may not take command after June. So far, the season has been incredibly inconsistent for several reasons, and Messi admits the same:
“Koeman is doing a good job. It’s difficult because there are many young players, but he will grow little by little.”
The strange calendar of this football season also didn’t help the team play up to three games in a week. While talking about this, Messi said:
“They care about TV contracts and sponsors. They don’t think about players. We play on Sundays and Wednesdays, and on Fridays and Saturdays as needed. Than the game itself. Also seeks financial benefits. “
“We are soccer players. We play and train. I don’t know if they feel like they’re using us, but at least I enjoy doing what I personally do. is.”
In the January presidential election, all Barcelona fans want either Joan Laporta or Victor Font to take over the club and lead it to the golden age.
“Hopefully, the new president will help us get back on the road to victory and raise the title.”
But, of course, there was talk of new coaches, including Xavi. And it is none other than Pep Guardiola, the man who led Barcelona into a brilliant six-piece group. Messi undoubtedly appreciates the Spanish mastermind, saying:
“For me, Pep is great. He’s a special coach that lets you look at things differently.”
However, there are rumors that the duo are already in talks for the next season, as Messi is linked to Manchester City.
“Pep and I talk about his situation in the city on a regular basis … nothing else.”
Messi concludes his interview with a positive note, thanking Jordi, the man who interviewed him, and remembering the horrific years gone by.
“Thanks Jordi. This year was a very shy year for everyone. Hopefully everything will be good for everyone.”
Source: LeSextaTV, via Sports
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