Lionel Messi says defeats against Roma, Liverpool and Bayern made him want to quit

Lionel Messi says defeats against Roma, Liverpool and Bayern made him want to quit

- Lionel Messi was not happy with defeats against Roma, Liverpool and Bayern

- The Argentine stated that these three games made him want to leave Barcelona

- Messi has been linked with massive move to Manchester City

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Lionel Messi has finally explained that defeats against Roma, Premier League champions Liverpool and Bayern Munich made him want to quit Barcelona.

The Argentine football star recently made a stunning U-turn on his career at Barcelona by accepting to stay until the end of his remaining one year contract.

While speaking with GOAL, Lionel Messi explained that his frustration started from the defeat the club suffered against Italian side Roma two years ago in the Champions League.

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Barcelona won the first leg of their Champions League semifinal game against Liverpool 3-0 at Nou Camp, but they suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat in the second leg.

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And at the just concluded 2019/20 season in Europe, Barcelona were bundled out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

"I looked further afield and I want to compete at the highest level, win titles, compete in the Champions League.

“At least compete for it and let us not fall apart in Rome, Liverpool, Lisbon. All that led me to think about that decision that I wanted to carry out,'' Lionel Messi explained.

Lionel Messi says defeats against Roma, Liverpool and Bayern made him want to quit

Lionel Messi says defeats against Roma, Liverpool and Bayern made him want to quit (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi explained that his eldest son Thiago cried for him not to leave Spanish side Barcelona after watching his father being talked about on the television.

It was a big battle for Barcelona chiefs and fans, but at last, Lionel Messi has agreed to remain at Nou Camp until the end of his contract.

The Argentina international was angry with the embarrassing defeat Barcelona suffered against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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He told the club's chiefs afterwards that he wants to leave the Nou Camp even though he has one more year left on his current contract.

His father traveled to Barcelona from Argentina to have a showdown talks with the Catalans chiefs over the future of his son.

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