Lionel Messi was not made summer offer by Manchester City - Guardiola

Dec 08, 2017, 01:47
Lionel Messi was not made summer offer by Manchester City - Guardiola

Thankfully, any suggest interest won't be forthcoming again as Messi has now signed a new deal at Barcelona with his current having a huge buy-out clause.

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has reacted to manager Ernesto Valverde dropping him for the second consecutive Champions League fixture.

"I have come to understand that the season is long and that some periods are more important than others", he explained during an interview with TyC Sports.

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"It is very ugly to see the things that happen in Argentina, that you can go out on the street and people want to rob you and that they can kill you".

However, the Argentine attacker has voiced his concern over the state of affairs in his country which may cast doubt over any potential return. I think that we have time to improve in these games and before the World Cup. when we'll have a month to put everything in order before the start.

"But it's true that we need to improve if we want to be world champions".

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Barcelona's forward, Lionel Messi, rejected an offer to become the world's highest-paid player, from Manchester City and preferred a new contract with Barca. The bitterness we feel is because we know what awaits us if we do badly.

"If he wanted to leave, he would not have signed a new contract".

As well as losing to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, Argentina were also defeated by Chile in successive Copa America finals in 2015 and 2016. I've done all I can.

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He subsequently reversed his decision and will be the linchpin of a talented Argentina side as they aim to win the World Cup next year.

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