Breaking: Lionel Messi has announced he is staying at Barcelona in an interview with Goal.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 4, 2020
Despite wanting to leave the Camp Nou, he didn't want to take the club to court so he decided to stay. pic.twitter.com/hvOszvfkHk
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Lionel Messi says he will remain at Barcelona, despite wanting to go "all year" https://t.co/cgLFJqij9a— CNN Football (@CNNFC) September 4, 2020
Lionel Messi says he will "continue" at Barcelona, despite wanting to go "all year
The player's decision comes just over a week after he sent a letter to the club informing it that he wanted to leave.
"I'll continue at Barcelona and my attitude won't change, no matter how much I have wanted to go," Messi told.
"It was a very difficult year, I suffered a lot in training, in games and in the dressing room," he added in the Goal.com video.
"The president always said that at the end of the season I could decide if I wanted to go or if I wanted to stay and in the end he did not end up keeping his word."
He continued: "I did feel hurt by things that I heard from people, from journalists, from people questioning my commitment to Barcelona and saying things that I think I didn't deserve. It also helped me to see the truth in people.
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Noo, i wanted more drama and mess
Lionel Messi’s transfer saga summed up: pic.twitter.com/VIusA5C1sG— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) September 4, 2020