Football legend Lionel Messi broke down into tears Sunday during press conference where he confirmed he is leaving Barcelona, where he has played his entire career. The 34-year-old was out of contract since June ,Barca say they cannot afford him
“This year, my family and I were convinced we were going to stay here, at home this is what we wanted more than anything,” said Messi as he struggled to hold his emotions.
“The truth is I don’t know what to say, after 21 years I am leaving with my three Catalan Argentine children, I gave everything for this club from the first day that I arrived right to the last. I never imagined having to say goodbye. In recent days I have given lots of thought to what I can say and truth to tell I can’t think of anything. This is really difficult for me after so many years spent here — my entire life. I’m not ready for this” Messi spoke emotional.
Thousands gathered to listen to his words