Lionel Messi breaks down the reasons why he chooses Inter Miami over Al Hildal.
Lionel Messi: “I heard that they had to sell players or lower the salary of players to sign me and the truth is that I didn’t want to go through that. I was already accused of many things that were not true in my career at Barcelona and I was already a little tired, I didn’t want to go through all that again.”
“Honestly, I’m not sure if Barça did everything possible to make it happen, honestly; I just know what Xavi told me. The club, today, was not in a position to confirm 100% that I could return, which is understandable, due to the situation that the club is going through.”
“Surely there are people on the board who didn’t want me to return, who believed that my return wouldn’t have been good for the club.”
“My family was very excited about everything they were hearing about returning to Barcelona, but I didn’t want to tell my kids: we go back to Barcelona! And then, nothing. I was quiet”.