Messi: I did nothing wrong by moving to PSG | Sports | Reports and analysis of the most important sporting events from DW Arabic | DW

Messi: I did nothing wrong by moving to PSG | Sports | Reports and analysis of the most important sporting events from DW Arabic | DW
Messi: I did nothing wrong by moving to PSG | Sports | Reports and analysis of the most important sporting events from DW Arabic | DW

Argentine Lionel Messi confirmed that he “did not make a mistake” in leaving the Spanish football team Barcelona and moving to the French giants, Paris Saint-Germain. Having begun to get used to the atmosphere in the French capital with Saint-Germain, Messi said he was happy with his decision. Messi added to “France Football” in excerpts from his interview, which will be published on Saturday (the ninth of October 2021): “I did not make any mistake by moving to PSG.”

Since his move to Saint-Germain, Messi scored one goal, in the match that the team won against Manchester City 2Zero in the Champions League. Messi (34 years) is still looking for his first goal in the French League, which witnessed the fall of Saint-Germain into the trap of a shock 0 loss /2 In front of Rennes last week. This loss halted Saint-Germain’s winning streak, after winning eight consecutive victories, but Messi’s team still leads the standings by six points from its closest rivals after nine rounds.

Messi joined Saint-Germain after Barcelona was unable to renew the contract with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner due to the club’s financial crisis. Messi won35 Championships at Camp Nou, scored 672 A goal for the team in all competitions.

Record losses for Barcelona

And the Spanish football club Barcelona – financially troubled – incurred record losses amounting to 481 million euros (557 million dollars) for the last season, according to the club’s financial report for the season (2020 / 2021) presented yesterday, Wednesday. Barcelona announced that the losses were mainly caused by the Corona virus pandemic, as matches were held without fans, which led to losses of 181 million euros, with commercial revenue also declining.

The club’s income decreased by 26%, up to 631 million euros, while spending increased by 19%, up to 16,1 billion euros. And Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, ​​​​had revealed two months ago that the Catalan club faces a total debt of $ 35,1 billion euros.

As a result, the club’s management allowed the Argentine magician, Lionel Messi, the captain of Barcelona, ​​​​to leave for free to the French club Paris Saint-Germain during the last summer transfer period, which also saw the departure of a number of other stars of the team, including the French international, Antoine Griezmann, due to the inability to bear the special costs. them.

Barcelona general manager Ferran Riverer on Wednesday blamed the club’s former leadership for causing the current financial problems, saying: “They signed players even though they knew they couldn’t pay them.” Riverer explained that it will take about five years to restore profitability. Barcelona’s financial crisis has cast a shadow over the team’s results this season, as it is currently in the middle of the Spanish league standings, and has lost its first two matches in the group stage of the Champions League.

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    Even Messi’s departure is not impossible!

    The unthinkable happened: the divorce between the legend Lionel Messi and Barcelona, ​​​​after more than 20 years spent by the Argentine flea inside the club, during which he became the club’s historical top scorer (672 goals) and also made 305 goals for his teammates, and was the most participating player in his shirt (778 games in all competitions). ). He is such a glory that many consider him the best player in the history of football.

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    I’m so sorry on both sides

    In an official statement, Barcelona announced (Thursday evening 5/8/2021) that Messi “will not remain in Barcelona, ​​even though the club and the player have agreed on a new contract.” The statement explained that this contract “cannot be implemented due to financial and structural obstacles,” adding that “the two sides deeply regret the inability to fulfill the player’s desire and the club’s desire” to implement the contract.

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    Reasons to leave?

    The club blamed the rules of the “La Liga” competition for not achieving that desire. Javier Tebas, president of the “La Liga”, had expressed last June that he hoped that Barcelona would be able to keep Messi, but at the same time warned that Barcelona “exceeded the permissible limits in salaries” and that the salaries of others should be written off, He explained that the losses of the League amounting to 700 million euros, half of which are registered in the name of Barcelona, ​​​​according to the German website Sport1.

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    The reason to reduce the value of the contract?

    And the media said that Barcelona asked Messi to reduce the financial value of his contract in half, so that now comes the announcement of the news of his departure, but Messi had previously announced last year his intention to leave Barcelona, ​​even though he was a symbol of Barcelona for twenty years. And their relationship is not normal. Messi was suffering from a hormonal disorder and developmental problems that almost ended his football career when he was thirteen years old.

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    Expensive

    Messi had no hope of a cure because it was so expensive, and neither his parents, nor even his club in Rosario, could afford it. But the remarkable talent of the Argentine “flea”, as some people call him, came to the rescue of FC Barcelona. In the first meeting that young Messi played in the Catalan team shirt for the buds, the latter scored five goals that were enough to convince Barcelona to bear the costs of treatment. At that time, Messi was 140 centimeters tall and weighed 40 kilograms.

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    daily hormonal injection

    For four years, Messi had to take hormone injections on a daily basis. When he played his first match in the Spanish League, his height was 1.69 cm. Six months later, he grabbed the top scorer in the Spanish League. The image is from the archive and dates back to 2004. It shows Lionel Messi and to his right his colleague, Cameroonian player Samuel Eto’o.

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    Where was the beginning

    In October 2004, led by coach Frank Rijkaard (left), Messi made his first game for Barcelona against Espanyol. Lionel Messi entered history from its widest doors when he scored his first goal with Barcelona against Albacete, after an elaborate pass by the famous player Ronaldinho, and Messi hit a lobing ball over the goalkeeper, thus becoming the youngest player in the history of Barcelona to score a goal, and he did not exceed 17 years.

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    Best young player in the world

    In 2005, the young man nicknamed (Leo) won the award for the best young player in the world, outperforming many talented youngsters such as Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and others. In the photo, Messi is shown holding the Golden Boy award. Alongside him were two of the best soccer players in the world at the time. Brazilian Ronaldinho (left) and Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o (right). The date of the photo goes back to December 20, 2005 in the “Camp Nou” stadium.

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    the best player in the world

    Messi witnessed a golden era with Barcelona in 2009, when the team was led by Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, as Messi won six titles with the Catalan team along with veteran players such as Xavi (left) and Andres Iniesta (right). In the same year, Messi won the title of best player in the world for the first time.

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    super numbers

    In terms of numbers: The Argentine legend led Barcelona to 34 titles, scoring 672 goals in 778 games. Not only that, but he was in a frantic competition to collect titles with Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi has won the UEFA Champions League four times, while Ronaldo has won the title competition five times. But Messi won the title of best footballer in the world six times and Ronaldo only five times.

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    Problems with the Spanish authorities

    Messi is not only rich in titles and goals, but even earned millions during his football career, which caused him problems with the Spanish authorities. In 2016, the Argentine star was sentenced to 21 years in prison for tax evasion of 4.16 million euros related to his image rights received between 2007 and 2009 through front companies. His prison sentence of less than two years has been suspended and his criminal record is clean, but he must pay a €2.1 million fine.

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    worst defeat

    Messi’s last victory with Barcelona in the Champions League was in 2015. But his worst defeat in this competition was in 2020. Specifically in the quarter-finals, when the Catalan team lost to Bayern by eight goals to two. This heavy loss reinforced Messi’s desire to leave the Camp Nou.

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    leave fax

    A year ago, Messi sent a fax to the club’s management requesting “the termination of the work contract that brings me together with your esteemed club.” He wanted to leave the Camp Nou during the summer transfer window in 2020. That is, a year before the expiration of his contract. He thanked the club for all the opportunities it provided for his personal and football development, stressing that “I took this difficult decision for personal reasons, which I hope the management will receive in the best way.” But he returned and completed with the team until the summer of 2021.

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    Who will win Messi’s heart?

    The question that arises now is where to, Messi? Until Friday 6/8/2021, no party officially announced that it had contracted with the player, but there is a picture that spread between Messi and a number of Paris Saint-Germain players, including Neymar and Di Maria. Messi’s financial demands can be easily met by the Qatar-owned club. (Archive photo of Messi and Di Maria before a friendly match against Germany 2012)

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    Maybe the English Premier League?

    However, the possibility of his departure to Manchester City is also possible, as there is coach Pep Guardiola, who is one of the pillars of Messi’s career, as Messi was a pillar of his success as well. Contacts have already taken place between the two sides in 2020, and here also the money is abundant with the owner of the club, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed. Money is also plentiful with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

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    Or the Italian league?

    There is also talk about the Italian Inter Milan, which is once again witnessing great sporting success, but has less money than the English Premier League clubs. And there are those who dream of seeing Messi with Ronaldo in Juventus.

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    Other destinations

    Messi has left Barcelona now and is close to retiring from the ball, so will he do like his friend Xavi and go to the Qatari league? Or maybe his other friend, Iniesta, goes to the Japanese League, or like his friend and compatriot Carlos Teves, he goes to the Chinese League and then returns to his hometown: Argentina.

 
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