Lionel Messi admits he had ‘a very bad time in the summer’ after failing to push through a free transfer to Man City… but Barcelona superstar insists he is now ‘excited’ again and ‘feels like fighting’ for the struggling club during a ‘difficult time’
- Lionel Messi has given an interview about his tumultuous last few months
- Barcelona legend tried to leave in the summer but says he is happy again now
- Snippet of interview has been released by Spanish television station airing it
- Messi said: ‘I feel like fighting seriously for everything that lies ahead’
Lionel Messi has sensationally lifted the lid on his summer of anguish at Barcelona.
The Argentine club legend’s hour-long interview is to be televised in Spain on December 27 but part of it has already been teased.
Messi is apparently candid about his turmoil at the Nou Camp over recent months but the tone changed to one of optimism with him committed again to win all he can at Barcelona this season.
Lionel Messi has conducted an interview about his Barcelona turmoil in the summer
The Barcelona talisman opened up over an hour-long interview about his recent struggles
He said: ‘The truth is that today I’m fine. It’s true that I had a very bad time in the summer.
‘It came from before. What happened before the summer, because of how the season ended, the burofax and all that … Then I dragged him a bit at the beginning of the season.
‘But today I’m fine and I feel like fighting seriously for everything that lies ahead, excited.
‘And excited. I know that the club is going through a difficult time, at club level and team, and everything that surrounds Barcelona becomes difficult but I’m looking forward to it.’
Messi is optimistic about the future and says he feels fine now about his situation
The situation with Messi pushing to leave the club he is synonymous with has become an all-consuming issue for them.
The burofax referred to by the 33-year-old in the snippet of interview referred to his transfer demands sent to Barcelona.
Messi and his representatives believed a clause in his contract would allow him to leave for nothing, given the extended season due to the coronavirus crisis.
Barcelona maintained that the clause in question expired on June 10 and given that it was not activated by that deadline, any club would have to pay the £630million release clause to sign him.