Messi: There were people in Barcelona who did not want me to return
Lionel Messi tonight, in an exclusive conversation with Mundo Deportivo, he confirmed that he continues his career at Inter Miami, but also explained why he did not return to Barcelona.
The famous Argentinian left PSG after an unsuccessful two-year episode, a transfer to Saudi Arabia was announced, but Messi still decided on the club of David Beckham.
"I made the decision to go to Miami. Not everything is agreed yet. Some things remain, but I have decided on that step. "The idea was that if I didn't return to Barcelona, I would leave Europe and get away from the spotlights of the big stadiums, to devote myself to my family," said Messi.
The Argentine also explained why he did not return to Catalonia.
"I heard that Barcelona want to sell players and cut wages to bring me. I did not want to take responsibility for such a thing. That's why I made this decision. I didn't want anyone to suffer because of me. Yes, it's true. I was planning to go back, I was excited, but on the other hand I was aware of how I left and I didn't want to go through the same situation again. I should have waited to see what the outcome of the whole situation would be and let others decide about my future."
La Liga approved negotiations for his return, but there was still work to be done.
"I know that La Liga allowed negotiations, but there were other things that needed to be done. During my career in Barcelona I was accused of things that are not true, and even now there were people in the club who did not want me to return. I was afraid that things from two years ago would be repeated," explained the Argentine.
Messi spoke about both years at PSG.
"Feelings are mixed. It is true that the first year was difficult for various reasons. The second year for the first six months was pleasant for me. Then came the spectacular World Cup and I thought it would bring a good end to the season, but it didn't turn out as I expected. "Now that's behind me," said Messi.