Read full text of Messi’s emotional farewell address at Barca


Argentina International, Lionel Messi on Sunday gave emotional speech at the Nou Camp as his time as a Barcelona player finally came to an end.

The tearful Messi, who has been at the club for over 21 years, exited the club on an emotional note. He said he did everything possible to remain at the Club but it didn’t work.

Read his full statement: “The truth is that I can’t think of anything what to say. This is so difficult for me. I’ve been here my entire life, I am not ready for this. My family and I were convinced we were going to stay here, that we were going to remain at home.”

“I am extremely grateful for this club. For my teammates, for my former teammates, for everything.. everything.. everything.. I have so much respect for this club. Beautiful things have happened here. At this club I have become the person that I am today.”

“I want to say it again. I am so grateful for the love that people have shown me here. I recognize your love, which I feel for you as well.”

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“I did everything possible to stay here, so did Laporta I have heard people say that I did not want to continue, but I did everything in my power to stay.”

“It’s going to be a difficult change, especially for my family. They thought they were going to stay in this city. But I know we are going to be okay. We take it on, and we have to move forward.”

“PSG is one possibility. But I can not confirm anything to you. Right now, nothing is closed. But we are talking about a lot of things.”

“I am not coming back to train, I am not coming back to the pitch, I am not coming back. This is the end at this club. And yes, this is the most difficult moment of my career.”


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