Published: Fri, October 11, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Messi: It is a lie I did not want Griezmann at Barca

Messi: It is a lie I did not want Griezmann at Barca

Following the reported fallout between the Barcelona squad and the boardroom over the Neymar saga in the summer, Lionel Messi seemed to leave the door slightly open to his possible departure from Camp Nou in an interview with Catalan daily Sport, saying he could leave if he felt there was not a "winning project" at the club.

"Nowadays it's clearer that my view is to accumulate right here", Messi mentioned. Lionel Messi Hails Team Barcelona After Beating Real Betis by 5-2 in La Lia 2019.

Messi started playing football inclined six for Newell's Archaic Boys, the Rosario club he supports in Argentina.

"From my childhood, I have dreamed of playing for Newell's because of what football means in Argentina, but sometimes one has to prioritize the family".

"It is very exaggerated to be told I am God, I do not like it".

Messi's future was back in the spotlight over the summer after it emerged the five-time Ballon d'Or victor could leave the Nou Camp at the end of the 2019-20 season should he want to.

"I've never thought about finishing my career with more Ballon d'Or awards than Cristiano", he said. "He's unpredictable, utterly different and having him in our crew would personal given us more alternate choices".

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According to The Mirror, Messi did not stop at scoring the superb free kick as the forward invited a young boy Emanuel Arias who has a medical condition to meet him at the club's training ground.

"The first year when we wanted to sign Griezmann, I said he was one of the best and that the best are always welcome", Messi said. "I was not part of the negotiations", he added. But I have no problem with the president. "So it be a lie". If Barcelona is the body, Messi is its soul.

"It was once no longer the coach's fault but it was once also no longer my decision for him to finish", Messi mentioned.

"If one other coach comes, we are able to be with him".

"Obviously I will stay if you love me. To achieve success, we all have to be united".

Griezmann has scored three goals for Barcelona so far this season. "My legs hurt against Sevilla but it be what happens whenever you happen to return".

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