Lionel Messi: Footage of unhappy Barcelona captain looking lonely in training surfaces

Lionel Messi: Footage of unhappy Barcelona captain looking lonely in training surfaces

- Lionel Messi seems unhappy at Catalan club Barcelona since last summer

- The Argentine legend earlier threatened to leave the Spanish club

- A footage has surfaced showing the 33-year-old visibly lonely during a training session

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Lionel Messi is believed to be going through the toughest period of his remarkable career and footage showing the Barcelona captain feeling lonely in training has surfaced online.

The Argentine superstar was made to reverse his decision having earlier handed the club his transfer request - with Barcelona claiming there exists a clause in his contract.

With Messi forced to see off the remaining one year on his contract at the Catalan club, the Argentine has not been able to replicate his previous form at the club amid reports that he is unhappy there.

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So far this season, the 33-year-old has only managed just one goal from open play in the Spanish La Liga.

Messi looks defeated and Barca supporters are understandably concerned, with one replying to the post:

"He is clearly hurt. No one to support him within the club, on the field or off the field."

A second tweeted:

"He's exhausted mentally, went through so many things that I don't know how can he still keep up. It 100% has a major effect on his form."

Another quipped:

"This is really heartbreaking. He feels lonely and abandoned in a place he called home his entire life."
Lionel Messi: Footage of unhappy Barcelona captain looking lonely in training surfaces online
Lionel Messi looks very unhappy at Catalan club Barcelona. Photo: Quality Sport Images
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However, Barcelona starlet Francisco Trincao has disclosed that he personally thinks Barcelona legend Lionel Messi will stay on at the Catalan club beyond next year.

He said:

“I think (he’ll stay). I see Leo calm in the dressing room and always wanting to train, and I think we’ll enjoy Leo for a long time at Barca. Messi’s place is where he is and where he has to end up is in this huge club, Barca.”

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Lionel Messi will not be available for Tuesday's Champions League clash between Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv and Barcelona.

The 33-year-old played all 90 minutes during La Blaugrana's 1-0 loss to La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.

It was gathered that Ronald Koeman dropped their inspirational player for the trip to Kiev but did not state their reason for exempting Messi.

Messi was in a kind of discomfort during Barca's loss at Atletico but he finished the match without being subbed.

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