FC BARCELONA Lionel Messi Press Conference live: Messi cries announcing his departure from Barca, watch video – After 21 years, Lionel Messi will leave FC Barcelona, a club that signed him on a napkin in 2000. Sunday was an emotional day for Messi, who gave the club his everything, winning 35 titles since debuting in the 2003-04 season. But La Liga’s financial regulations prevented him from staying and ending his career at Barcelona.
Messi leaves FC Barcelona: An emotional Lionel Messi, who was addressing his last press conference, broke down crying as he had to leave his beloved club against his wish. The club and he agreed on a five-year contract with Messi taking a 50% pay cut but the deal didn’t materialise.
Lionel Messi crying while given a standing ovation 😞😢❤️ pic.twitter.com/B8fTNdekKc
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“I cannot imagine leaving the club in such a way. I will be back soon and do all I can to help the club to become the best in the world,” Lionel Messi said.
The scene right now outside Camp Nou: pic.twitter.com/ecF6ZMdPbM
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FC BARCELONA Lionel Messi: In his 17 years of senior career, Lionel Messi scored 672 goals and 305 assists in 778 matches, a club record. During his time, Lionel Messi has won four Champions League titles, 10 La Liga titles, 6 Copa Del Rey trophies besides 8 Spanish Super Cups, 3 FIFA Club World Cup and as many UEFA Super Cup.
Leo Messi’s dream of becoming a professional footballer has impacted a lot of lives over the last 20 years. Cheers to the people who shared in that dream and will continue to inspire him to rewrite the record books. #NeverDreamAlone pic.twitter.com/UAHdzqsxfi
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“I cannot be more proud of what I did and lived in this city, which I will return to when I finish abroad, because it is our home and I promised it to my children as well. I thank everyone who helped us. I grew up with the values of this club, of handling myself with humility and respect. I did so with everyone in this house and I hope that remains, in addition to everything we won,” Lionel Messi said at the press conference.
FC BARCELONA Lionel Messi: However, that he didn’t get a proper send-off in front of thousands of Barcelona fans at the Nou Camp will keep bothering him. He was hailed, beloved as the hero and he has scripted numerous historic comebacks for FC Barcelona including one against PSG, his next possible destination. Furthermore, his hat-trick against Arsenal and two goals against AC Milan in the Champions League besides single-handedly destroying Real Madrid numerous times. thousands of Cules, who have gathered outside the Nou Camp, will miss their hero.
“It’s been hard, a year and a half without fans. I wanted to say goodbye properly. I’ve given my all from the first day to the last. One day I hope to come back. I promise that to my kids. I want to help this club to be the best,” Lionel Messi said.
FC Barcelona Lionel Messi: Messi cries announcing his departure from Barcelona, Watch Video