New Delhi, August 8: Argentina striker Lionel Messi was in tears on Sunday while attending his final press conference as a Barcelona player to bid farewell to the Spanish club after 21 years.
He confirmed the end of his long association with FC Barcelona.
“This is very difficult, I was not prepared for this. Last year I was convinced to leave, but this year we were, my family and I wanted to continue here, in our house,” Goal.com quoted Messi as saying.
“Today I have to say goodbye, I arrived very young at 13 years old, and after 21 years I am leaving with my wife and three children,” he added.