Lionel Messi, the name is famous all across the globe and it is very rare that someone has not heard of it irrespective of whether they are a football fan or not. The Argentine has had the best career in football history, being the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner he is already considered the best player in the world by the fans and media alike. There was only one thing missing from Messi’s cabinet and that was the World Cup trophy which he acquired in Qatar on 18 December 2022.
Lionel Messi has had a complete career winning every trophy to exist in the footballing world and achieving more than what others hope. In a recent interview, Messi broke the silence about his life at PSG.
Lionel Messi says leaving Barcelona to join PSG was “neither planned nor desired”
Lionel Messi is a gift from Barcelona’s youth academy La Masia. He started playing for FC Barcelona in 2004 and the player amazed the fans with his talent from the very beginning. The little boy from Rosario Argentina owned Europe and was soon declared the greatest of all time by many in the industry. He won title after title at Barcelona and it was easy to see that both the club and Messi were happy with their relationship.
Many thought that Lionel Messi is going to be with Barcelona throughout his career. Unfortunately, things took an unexpected turn in the transfer market in August 2021. Messi took everyone by surprise when he announced his departure from FC Barcelona to join the French champions PSG.
Lionel Messi revealed that he never wanted to go to PSG 😮 pic.twitter.com/657eCDu39I
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 17, 2023
It is no surprise that Lionel Messi loved Barcelona and wanted to retire there. Nonetheless, this could not happen due to the club’s poor financial condition, being in massive debt and not having enough funds it became impossible to pay Messi’s salary. After having an emotional departure from Barcelona he joined PSG which he then left for Inter Miami. In a recent interview, Messi talked about PSG and his life there.
In the interview, Messi admits that he never planned to leave Barcelona saying “As I said at the time, my departure to Paris was not something I wanted”. He also admitted that he and his family were not comfortable in France, “The truth is we had it rough”, said Messi. It is heartwarming to see that the legend has finally found peace at Inter Miami and is enjoying a good life there with his family.
Lionel Messi claims he’s conquered soccer after winning World Cup 2023
In an interview with UrbanaPlay Messi admitted that there is nothing left to achieve in his career, ” I never imagined that all this was going to happen to me when I started, and getting to this moment was the best. I have no complaints and I can’t ask for more. We won the Copa America [in 2021] and the World Cup, there’s nothing left.”, said the Argentine captain. Fans, media, players everyone agrees with him, after winning the Ballon d’Or seven times and leaving a legacy that will remain untouched for generations there is not much left for him to achieve in the footballing world.
Lionel Messi has conquered football 🐐 pic.twitter.com/TEstgEJ0LK
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 17, 2023
The road to World Cup was not easy and he had to face many challenges and hatred along the way. Lionel Messi once announced retirement after losing to Chile in the Copa America 2015. He was devastated as he missed a penalty in the finals which led to Chile winning the tournament. He returned to the game soon after only to be disappointed once again in the 2018 World Cup in Russia where they were kicked out of the tournament by France who went on to win the Cup.
After enduring so much he has finally achieved what he always hoped for. Messi’s career played out like a movie where the world cup was the last missing piece and with that in the bag, he ended his career in the best way a player could hope to.