Lionel Messi opens up on "crazy" PSG move and says he had "no plans" to quit Barcelona

Lionel Messi has broken his silence over his switch to PSG last summer, and the Argentine has revealed he had no plans to leave Barcelona until his hand was forced

Posted Wednesday, June 01, 2022 by

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Lionel Messi has opened up on the 'crazy' switch from Barcelona to PSG

Lionel Messi has revealed he had 'no plans' to leave Barcelona last summer ahead of PSG switch.

Messi left Barcelona last summer for the French capital after the Catalan club couldn't afford to re-sign the Argentine superstar. But the 34-year-old has struggled to hit similar highs in France, and his struggles in Ligue 1 have drawn criticism from fans.

And Messi has broken his silence about the 'crazy' move that dominated news headlines last summer. Speaking to Argentine news outlet TyC Sports he said: "It was really difficult to understand what happened, I wasn’t expecting to leave Barcelona - it was a shock".

Messi continued: "I had everything in Barcelona. I left when I was very young. What's more: I lived more in Barcelona than in Argentina.

"The truth is that I had no plans to change anything. Luckily, the children's adaptation was spectacular. For Antonella and me it was more difficult.

"Next season will be way better for me with Paris Saint-Germain, I’m sure. It was not easy after that crazy summer."

Messi's arrival had been with one ye on the Champions League trophy that has proved so illusive for the Parisian side.

However, an astonishing turn around against Real Madrid saw Messi & co dumped out of the competition: "The Real Madrid game happened and that killed us.

"To me and to the entire dressing room in general, and to all of Paris. We all had the highest expectations in the competition and the result was a blow."

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