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Messi speaks and everyone listens. In an interview with La Sexta, the Argentine footballer reviewed the past and present of his time at Barça. He has also had time to talk about other topics such as his children and the pandemic.
Below we take a look at some of the No.10's statements.
An everlasting feeling towards Barça
"Barça is my life. I love Barça and Barcelona. I have always given my all for this club."
"I feel everything for this shirt. Barcelona is my life. I grew up both in the club and in the city. I learned everything here. The club has given me everything, trained me as a footballer and as a person. I have a love affair with Barça and the city."
Arrival at the club
"It was a difficult time, I left everything behind. My life changed completely. But I was just thinking about trying to achieve my dream. And that's why I focused on training, matches and school. Little by little, I made friends."
The future, to be decided
"I'm focused on the six months of competition we have ahead of us. For now it wouldn't be good to say what I will do at the end of the season, and I don't know either. Now the important thing is to think about the team and win titles at the end of season."
"It's impossible for me to leave for Real Madrid or Atlético Madrid. I've always said I'd like to enjoy the experience of living in the United States. But I don't know if it will happen or not."
"If I ever leave, I would like to return to Barça and Barcelona. When I retire, I would like to return to the club to contribute my knowledge."
"With Koeman, the team and the club have a seriousness about them and an idea. He is doing things very well, and has been a great success. However, it's not an easy situation because there are new and young people."
"I'm excited and looking forward. I want to fight for all the titles."
I'm excited and looking forward“ Messi
The current squad
"There are a lot of new people. We have different cultures and it makes it harder to bring the team together, but little by little we're doing it and we're growing."
"I have no problem with Griezmann. The relationship is good, we take mate together; in the dressing room and on trips."
PSG, next Champions League opponents
"I talk to Neymar. The last conversation we had was about the Champions League draw. We didn't want PSG as an opponent and PSG didn't want us either, because we are a team respected by the history we have. It will be a tough match."
The figure of Maradona
"His death was a terrible thing. It was crazy, I didn't expect it."
"The people at Newell's gave me Maradona's shirt as a gift. I kept it, and I thought it was the right time to show it off. The goal was weird, I wasn't very effective prior to the goal, and the the opportunity appeared in an isolated play."
"I like being with my kids. I like it when they ask me to play football or something related to sports. I enjoy everything with them. I love spending time with them."
"We don't live in a bubble, we live the reality like everyone else. I like to inform myself and stay up to date."
"I hope that next year will be better for everyone and that we will gradually get out of this situation."
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