Lionel Messi claims Bartomeu ‘cheated’ him many times & reveals why he sent burofax

Lionel Messi claims Bartomeu ‘cheated’ him many times & reveals why he sent burofax

Lionel Messi claims Bartomeu ‘cheated’ him many occasions & reveals why he despatched burofax

One of the crucial intriguing sections of Lionel Messi’s intensive interview with La Sexta on Sunday night time concerned his troublesome relationship now former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

The membership chief departed in October amid scandal on and off the sector, prompting elections to be held in January for Barça’s prime job.

Bartomeu was famously at loggerheads with Messi for a lot of the yr 2020, with Messi’s finally failed try and pressure an exit through the summer time maybe the ultimate straw within the president’s doomed tenure.

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Messi has endured his most troublesome yr at Barcelona so far | Soccrates Photos/Getty Photos

Requested by interviewer Jordi Evole how Bartomeu cheated him, Messi replied with amusing: “In lots of issues, the reality is in lots of issues.

“I choose to not discuss personal issues that occurred, I’m not going to deliver up what was stated and what was promised, however I can guarantee you that many, many occasions in a number of years.”

Messi additionally said that, regardless of his love for Barcelona, he didn’t remorse sending the now notorious burofax switch request, insisting he has no regrets, such was his desperation with Bartomeu.

“It’s a option to formalise it and make it official,” the Argentine stated. “You might be saying that you simply need to go however you do nothing to do it.

“I’ve been telling him [Bartomeu] all yr, not all yr however the final six months many occasions I advised the president that I used to be leaving, that I needed to depart, to assist me, that I needed to depart and he no, no, no. It was a approach of claiming I need to go critically.”

Within the interview, Messi was additionally probed concerning the upcoming elections, that are attributable to happen on 24 January.

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Messi and Bartomeu’s troublesome relationship has made headlines at Barcelona all yr | MANU FERNANDEZ/Getty Photos

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner insisted that whereas he’s a membership ‘socio’, he would not know if he’ll vote.

“I choose to not place myself with anybody as a result of in the event that they already say that I handle the membership, think about if I say that I desire a president,” Messi added. “I choose to not do it and hopefully who it’s is finest for the membership.

It isn’t going to be simple to alter the scenario due to the pandemic situation and it’ll not be simple to show all this round, however hopefully whoever wins does properly issues to place the membership again, how nice it’s, within the place the place it deserves, which isn’t there at present. ” 

In the course of the interview, Messi additionally mentioned his speedy future because the January switch window approaches and a shocking need to play in MLS.


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