The reason why Messi nearly quit Barcelona

Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or or Champions League

"This situation went way beyond my feelings for Barca".

Requested on Tuesday night if he had ever critical to depart Barcelona, Messi mentioned: "In 2013-14, after I started having the tax considerations, it was once very complicated for me and my family".

"I don't think there's an issue with coordination or anything".

The goal was the 32-year-old's first this season having missed out of the first four games due to lingering calf injury.

Asked on Tuesday night if he had ever wanted to leave Barcelona, Messi said: "In 2013-14, when I started having the tax problems, it was very hard for me and my family".

"I always dreamed of being able to play again for Newell's and to have the experience of playing football in Argentina", he said.

'I think nothing of my renewal has changed, I do not know much about it, but I think that there is still nothing for what I know about my father.

"I felt badly treated and didn't want to be here any more, I had the door open to many clubs".


The current contract will expire in the summer of 2021.

"If they want me, I would obviously be delighted to remain at Barca", he said.

"Last year I said he was one of the best and the best are always welcome". It's clear that my idea is to finish my career at Barca. Especially because of what I feel for the club and for my family.

"My children were young and we had a very bad time". Of course, anything can happen but the idea is to continue living here. "My actions are predetermined because I decide what I say and what I don't say".

"The first 300 and sixty five days when we critical to signal Griezmann, I mentioned he was once one of many apt and that the apt are constantly welcome", Messi mentioned.

"I have not spoken to the Barca president [Josep Maria Bartomeu] since our Champions League elimination against Liverpool. I spoke to Ney and got the impression he wanted to come back but I only spoke to him and nobody else", he explained. On the contrary, it has been easy.

'Surely, when done, there will be no problem and it will be done at any time'.

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