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"I wasn't happy, I didn't have fun": Lionel Messi disappointed by his two years at PSG


Highlights: Leo Messi has decided to leave Paris Saint-Germain and join Inter Miami. The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner says he had "mixed feelings" during his two years in the French capital. The Argentine says he wanted to reconnect with his family and enjoy everyday life. Messi: "These are two years where I have not been happy, I've not had fun, and it has affected my family life. I was hoping to finish differently, but hey, it's been a tough two years"

The Argentine world champion, who has decided to join Inter Miami, draws a very contrasting assessment of his time in Paris, where he says avo

"Mixed feelings." This is what comes to mind of Leo Messi to sum up his two years at Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine world champion announced Wednesday night in an interview with the daily Mundo Deportivo his decision to join Inter Miami. In this interview, the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner delivers himself as rarely and draws up a more than contrasting assessment of his time in the club of the capital.

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"The truth is that the first year was very difficult, for different reasons," he says. The second year, the first six months, I felt very, very good, very comfortable at the club, in the city, with my family. In the middle, there was the World Cup that marked a little bit all the teams, the season, with such an important competition in the middle for the first time. I think that conditioned the season a lot. I was hoping to finish differently, but hey, it's been a tough two years for me in general, but they're behind me now. »

"It affected my family life"

Asked if the two years he spent in Paris influenced his decision to move to Miami, Messi said: "A little yes, these are two years where I have not been happy, I have not had fun, and it has affected my family life, I have missed a lot of things in the life of my children at school. In Barcelona, I went to look for them, here I did it much less, I shared fewer activities with them. This is also what motivated my decision, to reconnect, in quotation marks, with my family, with my children, and enjoy everyday life. I had the chance to succeed in everything in football and now it goes a little further than the sporting aspect. »

After a difficult start, following an unwanted departure from Barcelona, the Argentine's entourage had nevertheless adapted to life in France. "(My relatives) are also happy with this new change (for Miami), even if they are also sad to leave. It was difficult for them at first, but now they are more than adapted here in Paris. They have their friends at school and it hurts them to leave all this. They have grown. Thiago, in particular, understands the situation and looks forward to what lies ahead. »

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-06-07

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