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“I Wanted To Stay” – Tearful Lionel Messi Says During Barcelona Goodbye Press Conference

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Arguably the world’s greatest footballer ever, Lionel Messi will today stop being the player of Barcelona as he bids his farewell to his boyhood club where he has achieved everything possible to achieve in club football while shattering and setting records along the way, was in tears at the start of his goodbye Barcelona press conference. This took place on Sunday morning, August 8, 2021, three days after financially-strapped Barcelona announced they were unable to keep the superstar who is reportedly close to a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi said at the conference, “These recent days I’ve been thinking, giving a lot of thought to what I can say. And the truth is that I can’t think of anything, this is really difficult for me after so many years.
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“I’ve been here my entire life, I’m not ready for this. And last year with all the nonsense, I was convinced of what I wanted to say, but this year it is not the same.
“This year my family and I were convinced we were going to stay here, that is what we all wanted more than anything. We were at home, and we thought we’d be staying here in Barcelona, the time we’ve had here and with the city and [in terms of the] football has been amazing.
“But today, I have to say goodbye to all of this.”
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