The Argentine star said that in Paris they did not pay him any tribute after Qatar 2022, unlike what the rest of the Albiceleste players experienced at their clubs.
Lionel Messi did not have a good time at PSG. Since his departure, the Argentine star has made it clear on several occasions that his stay in Paris was not what he expected. The hostility of the people ended up taking its toll, especially after the Qatar 2022 World Cup where Argentina beat France, precisely, in the final. This breaking point meant that the Gallic fans didn’t even recognize him as good.
Now, from the outside, the man from Rosario takes advantage of the throw of his darts. “The truth is that it wasn’t like I expected, but I always say that things happen for a reason and even if I didn’t do well there, I had to be world champion,” he said. in dialogue with the Olga program.
In this line, Messi also points his darts towards the direction of Paris Saint-Germain for having recognized his global achievement upon his return from the meeting. “I was the only player who didn’t get recognition among the 25 players (of the Albiceleste team),” he explained. Traditionally, European clubs generally honor those who win the best trophy, regardless of their nationality.
Although Before going to Qatar, he declared that it was his last World Cup he now does not completely rule out competing in 2026. However, Messi maintains that he continues to see this championship from afar. “I’m not thinking about it yet. I’m thinking about the Copa América and my goal is to finish well. Afterwards, we’ll see, it depends on what I feel. There are still three years to go,” he said.
He also doesn’t want to talk about his possible retirement, something he also sees as distant in time. “I don’t want to think about it. I want to continue to enjoy what I do. I took a big step by leaving Europe and coming to the United States, now I’m not considering the next step. I like to play. I’m lucky to have a job (sic) that I love. I have responsibilities and goals, but it’s something I’ve been doing since I was a kid. I don’t know what I’m going to do next. “I want to be connected to football,” he said.
Are you retiring from MLS?
Upon his arrival in North America, Leo Messi made no secret that one of his objectives was to escape the tension generated by the demanding competition of the Old Continent in order to be able to play calmer tournaments. Of course, this can be a preliminary step to another and not definitive. “I always had the idea of enjoying Argentine football and playing for Newell’s. When I was little I went to their field and it was a dream,” he said.
Furthermore, the former Barcelona player also spoke about his “legacy” in football, since his children attend Inter Miami schools. “Thiago plays with the 11 year olds, Mateo with the 8 and 9 year olds. We were going to go to another school, but the club told me it was better for them to train there because elsewhere it could cause damage (sic),” he said.
Finally, the trans-Andean team tells how it’s going your daily life in Florida far from the chaos that living in Europe meant. “We get up at 7 a.m. to take the children to school. Then I go to training, which is early because of the heat. I come home at 1 p.m., we eat alone with Antonella. Then we take a nap, we watch series or films and at 3 o’clock we go pick up the children from school (sic) and I take them to their training,” he said.
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