Monday, 27 April 2009

Messi repeats wish to retire at Barcelona

Asked about the rumours linking him with a move to the English Premier League (read more here), Barcelona attacker and Argentine international Lionel Messi (21) is quoted as saying in an interview with British tabloid News of the World that he wants to finish his career at Barcelona:

"To be honest, every time I get asked this question I find it very boring. I have said many times I intend to stay with Barcelona until I retire. I know a lot of players say this, but I really mean it. You have seen how well we have been doing and you have seen the way we play football - why would I want to leave?

When you are playing in a team of players like we have at Barca you never want to stop playing. The dressing-room is a great place to be because confidence is very high and everybody is smiling. We have great players here now that I can learn from, but also players that are no longer here. I have played with the likes of Deco and Ronaldinho and it is amazing.

There are a lot of smiling faces in our dressing-room. There is no reason for me to ever want to leave. When you are a kid you dream of playing with one player like Thierry, Xavi and Eto'o. To play with 10 of them is amazing and not something I could ever have dreamed of. I am loyal as well. I am aware that I owe Barcelona a lot. They gave me a chance and now I want to reward them with even more success."

Read more:
Manchester City planning record bid for Messi
WAG: Lionel Messi
Madrid having difficulties to understand Messi


fudge said...

Barca has a bright future indeed if Messi stays true to his words (I have no doubts about that) ans Bojan, Gai, Iniesta Pique and the rest of the youngsters keep on track.

noubarca said...

Bless you son.

SJP said...

love his loyalty and humility, two more things where he is head and shoulders above ronaldo, this is how proffessionals are suppossed to behave.

AMJ said...

"I am aware that I owe Barcelona a lot."

You owe Barca nothing. :)

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