Leo Messi still have a special affection for him FC Barcelona and through the city. The PSG star offered an interview for TyC Sports in which he confessed that he is still nostalgic for his departure from the club with which he won the UEFA champions league four times.
“I had everything in Barcelona. I left when I was very young. What’s more: I lived more in Barcelona than in Argentina. The truth is that I had no plans to change anything. Luckily, the children’s adaptation was spectacular. For Antonella and me it was more difficult,” said the Argentine player.
Messi had time to remember Real Madrid’s elimination in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League against PSG, something that surprised both locals and strangers, taking into account the investment of the French side to win the continental competition.
“The Real Madrid thing killed us. The best team doesn’t always win. Real Madrid, without detracting from it, much less because it’s the champion of the Champions League and is always there, it wasn’t the best team in this Champions League,” the 34-year-old confessed. year old.
A season has already passed since his departure from the Catalan team and there are still mixed feelings, especially for the years he spent at the club and in the city.
“It was a summer where happiness was complete and where I had thought that everything would remain the same in Barcelona with all my life and in the middle what happened happened and it was hard. It was a hard change. A difficult year. Adaptation was not easy After spending a lifetime in the same place, it’s not easy with my age. One thing is to make it younger and wanting, but at that time I didn’t want it and I didn’t imagine it and I didn’t think about it, “said the star of the albiceleste.
Messi has it clear. After what Karim Benzema did this season, by winning LaLiga and the Champions League, as well as being a top scorer in competitions, there is no doubt about the Ballon d’Or.
“I think there are no doubts, it is very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year and ended up consecrating himself with the Champions League, being fundamental from the last 16 onwards in all the games. I think there are no doubts this year”, he assured.
After the death of Diego Armando Maradona, Messi paid tribute to his compatriot by celebrating a goal with FC Barcelona wearing a Newell’s shirt, something that was applauded by the whole world.
“I was with Antonella the night before, lying down and I told her, ‘I have to do something for Diego.’ the National Team or something. And I went upstairs and there is a little door that is always closed, where we put things. And it was just open and there was a chair, and on top was the 10 of that Newell’s T-shirt. I went in and saw it. That door is always closed and I don’t know what I was actually doing there, I didn’t even remember that I had it. And I saw it like that and said, ‘That’s it’. It was incredible,” he recalled.