Lionel Messi makes big claim on his future at Barcelona

Lionel Messi makes big claim on his future at Barcelona

16 May 2018 Wednesday 21:06
Lionel Messi makes big claim on his future at Barcelona

Lionel Messi Makes Big Claim On FC Barcelona Future

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, who will play against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday evening, has made a big claim about his future with the Spanish giants.

Since breaking into the Blaugrana's first team in 2005, there have been a few times when his future at Barca seemed uncertain.

Over the years, teams such Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have been linked with the star, but the chances of him leaving for any of those sides always appeared unlikely.

Now, in a recent interview, Messi has claimed he does not feel there is anywhere better than Barca for him.

"I'm not tempted to leave Barca, there is nowhere better than Barca. If I wasn't here I wouldn't be anywhere," he told TyC Sports.

"It's the best team in the world, the best city in the world, my children already have their friends. I do not need change.

"I fight to win everything, I do not need to go anywhere else to prove anything.

"I do not like seeing myself playing in old games, but I have incorporated a lot of new things into my way of playing.

"I feel good and fast, but when you're young you do it 500 times a game and today you select the games more."

Barcelona will take on Sundowns in the Nelson Mandela Centenary Cup on Wednesday, and manager Ernesto Valverde is likely to make a lot of changes to his first team.

The Argentine has been in superb form all season for Barca, scoring 45 times and assisting a further 18 strikes in 53 games.

Updated: 16.05.2018 21:11
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