The forward criticized the club’s plans in an interview after choosing to stay and hit on how Luis Suarez’s departure was handled.
Lionel Messi makes his position clear to the audience
Leo Messi has spoken about a tough summer. He has explained some of the criticism he has made against Barcelona in recent weeks. The forward criticized the club’s plans in an interview after choosing to stay and hit on how Luis Suarez’s departure was handled. In an interview this Wednesday – of which an extract was released on Tuesday night – Messi made his position clear. “I only noted what I felt in some points that were difficult for me,” he told journalists. “I understand that some people will think that I should shut up or let go of things as I have done with many other things. But a lot of things have hurt me in these last few weeks, and that was my way of expressing this.”
Messi now looks ahead with optimism and calls for unity. “We have to leave our differences,” he said. “I accept responsibility for my mistakes. If they existed, it would only make Barcelona better and stronger. We must now focus on doing as much as possible and doing everything in our power to achieve success together as a team and as a fanbase. We must be united and move in the same direction. After some disagreements, I would like to put a complete end to it. Barca must be united and believe that the best is yet to come”. Leo also insisted that he would not put less effort than in previous seasons. “Those who know me well, know that I am not capable of playing to win,” he said. “I will give everything on the field. My dedication to this shirt and badge is complete, and it remains intact.”