Lionel Messi regrets that he caused a lot of unrest at FC Barcelona this summer by submitting a transfer request. The star player has finished all the turmoil within the club and calls for unity.
“We have to draw a line now. We have to form a unity and assume that the best is yet to come,” said Messi in an interview with SPORT.
“I take responsibility for my mistakes, if at all, which were ultimately only meant to make Barcelona better and stronger.”
Messi informed the club management of FC Barcelona, with which he had been living at odds for some time, that he wanted to leave after a very disappointing season. When a transfer turned out to be complicated, he decided to stay with the club where he has played for almost twenty years. Now the attacker is in good spirits again.
“Passion and motivation are the only conditions for achieving anything,” he says. “I want to say to the fans: everything I have said or done has always been in the interest of the club.”
Barcelona is experiencing a turbulent summer. In addition to the Messi case, coach Quique Setién had to make way for Ronald Koeman, who has been building a new team ever since. Furthermore, part of the board left and a motion of no confidence was filed against chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu.
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