Messi To Stay At Barcelona Despite Speculation On His Exit

Messi To Stay At Barcelona Despite Speculation On His Exit
Badmus Abdulsobur 
Lionel Messi has said that his dedication to Barcelonawill not change moving forward, despite his attempt to force an exit from the club this summer.

After looking to activate a clause that would allow him to opt out of his contract, Messi has now reversed course and committed his future to Barcelona.

The 33-year-old had admitted he felt frustrated after a season that saw Barcelona fail to win a single trophy, and finished with a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final.

Though Messi didn't deny trying to leave a club he joined 20 years ago, he insisted that his attitude and commitment to the cause wouldn't change now that he is staying put. 

“I will continue at Barca and my attitude will not change no matter how much I have wanted to go," "I will do my best. 
“I always want to win, I'm competitive and I don't like to lose anything. I always want the best for the club, for the dressing room and for myself."

Barcelona's Champions League drought has now reached five seasons, with Ronald Koeman brought in to try and win Europe's biggest club prize. 

“I said it at the time that we were not given the support to win the Champions League," the Argentine added. "Actually, now I don't know what will happen. There is a new coach and new ideas. 

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