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Lionel Messi is happy again. The one who “didn’t want” to leave Barcelona for Paris found happiness at Inter Miami, he said on Thursday, August 17, 2023. His arrival in Florida was The “opposite” of his arrival at PSG.
As I said, leaving Paris was not something I wanted, leaving Barcelona was not something I wanted and it happened overnight so to speak.
“I had to adapt to a place that was completely different from where I had lived my whole life, both in terms of the city and in terms of the sport, and it was difficult, unlike what is happening here with me at the moment, said the seven-time Ballon d’Or, who has already scored nine goals in six games with Inter Miami.
At PSG, a tale in blood sausage
Arriving with much fanfare at PSG in 2021, Barca were unable to keep him for financial reasons, with the world champions failing to add a new C1 to their roster with the Parisian club.
Above all, despite two titles as champion of France, the end of the adventure in Paris was marked by the hostility of certain groups of supporters, who whistled at him several times in the Parc des Princes.
Thus, in front of the Spanish press, Messi stated that he was unhappy in the French capital, explaining that this career choice had greatly affected his family life.
So three options were available to him: MLS, for which he had already expressed his interest, a return to Saudi Arabia’s petro-dollar or a privileged time in Barcelona on track.
But the operation failed, and “Pulga” found itself on the other side of the Atlantic.
an extraordinary welcome
“I can tell you I’m very happy with the decision I made, not only for the sport the way it’s going at the moment, but for our family, everyday life, the city we all appreciate This new experience and the reception we have received has been extraordinary from day one, and not just in Miami”, tasted No. 10.
I played two matches away from home and the treatment I got was fantastic. I am grateful, happy with the moments I am living and above all I am able to continue doing what I have loved all my life, playing and being able to do it with joy.
Starting this Saturday, 19 August, he will have the opportunity to win his first trophy with his new club. Miami would face Nashville in an unprecedented League Cup final, and a win would represent the club’s first title in three years of existence.
“It would be amazing, wouldn’t it? As much for me as for everyone who is a fan of the club, for the club,” said Messi, who hopes to make Inter Miami a “reference” with this potential trophy as a springboard.
“I’m happy, I appreciate this new chapter of my life, the experience of living in the United States, which was something I’ve always had in mind”, concluded the new Miami star, who however has yet to make a living. Permanent residence has not been found.
Source: © 2023 AFP
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