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After Messi's decision: Barcelona issued controversial statement, media sided with star | Israel Hayom

2023-06-08T05:21:41.126Z

Highlights: Lionel Messi chose Inter Miami over Barcelona on Wednesday. The Barcelona star scored 129 goals in two years at Paris Saint-Germain. Messi will not be able to break Cristiano Ronaldo's record for most Champions League goals. He scored his last goal in the factory against Maccabi Haifa in a 2-7 win over PSG over the Greens in the group stage last season. He will not make an exciting comeback to his youth team, Inter Miami said in a statement.


After the Flea's official announcement that he had chosen Inter Miami and would not make an exciting comeback to his youth team, the luxury club issued a statement in which he wrote that the world champion "chose to play in a league with fewer demands" • In Sport, where the flea was interviewed, justified the decision: "With 'Maybe' you don't convince the greatest of them all."


For many months, Leo Messi's future was shrouded in uncertainty. There were plenty of signs that the flea would leave Paris Saint-Germain after two years, but all fans of world football had doubts about his next career destination, especially after taking off the monkey of winning the World Cup, a feat he recorded last December in Qatar.

After countless speculations, false reports and a lot of discourse around him, Messi chose Inter Miami on Wednesday and caused quite a few tears among Barcelona fans, who hoped to see him make an exciting comeback to Catalonia. The flea was interviewed by two Spanish media, explained his decision and claimed, among other things, that he had not received a promise that he would be able to register in the squad, perhaps even until August, which caused him to make a painful but informed decision together with his family.

After Messi's comments, Barcelona issued a controversial official statement that received quite a few criticisms on social media. "Last Monday, Jorge Messi informed President Laporta of Leo's decision to join Inter Miami. He did so despite Barcelona's offer and taking into account the shared desire to see Messi again in red and blue," it read. "President Laporta understood and respected Messi's decision to compete in a league with fewer demands and further away from the spotlight and pressure he has experienced in recent years. Both Laporta and Jorge Messi agreed to work together to make a tribute that honors the footballer, who will forever be loved by the team."

No llegó todavía y ya le dan la bienvenida en Miami a Lionel Messi.

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— Andrés Yossen ⭐🌟⭐ (@FinoYossen) June 8, 2023

On Sport, where Messi was interviewed, they sided with Messi's decision and criticized Barca. "Messi's interview disappointed many of the team's fans, changed plans for Xavi and surprised the management. There were many people who hoped that Messi would wait, and that Barcelona might be able to sell Ansu Fati, Franck Kessie and Ferran Torres until Messi makes a decision, but with 'maybe' you don't convince the greatest of them all. He leaves with no remorse, no empathy for Barca. Laporta's fantasy was shattered."

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— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) June 7, 2023

Meanwhile, Messi's decision brought with it some historical data. Messi, who no longer plays in the Champions League as it currently stands, will not be able to break Cristiano Ronaldo's record for the most goals in the Champions League. Another thing, it was determined that the phenomenal, who scored 129 goals in Europe's top factory, scored his last goal in the factory, which he won 4 times against Maccabi Haifa in a 2-7 win over PSG over the Greens in the group stage last season.

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