- Lionel Messi claims it was heartbreaking to spend his last few moments at the Camp Nou while making his final address
- The 34-year-old officially left Barcelona as he said his final goodbyes to his family and teammates in a press conference
- Messi broke down in tears as he told the press that he never wanted to leave the club in the circumstance that presented itself
The Argentine broke down in tears expressing he never knew things would turn out the way it was after spending 21 years with La Blaugrana.
The 34-year-old said he was convinced he would extend his contract with the club but the financial situation prompted his shock exit.
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Messi was given a standing ovation by his family and former teammates and he was also mobbed by fans while leaving the Camp Nou.
He revealed to the press about the situation:
"My family and I were convinced we were going to stay here, at home.
"This is the end with this club and now a new story will begin. Yes, it's one of the most difficult moments for me.
"I don't want to leave this club - it's a club I love and this is a moment I didn't expect.
"Last year I wanted to leave, this year I wanted to stay. That's why I'm so sad.
"It was like my blood ran cold. I was really sad. It was really difficult right up to now. I'm still trying to process it all.
"When I get home I will still feel bad; it will be even worse. I'm not ready for this."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi revealed that he regretted signing a new deal with Barcelona did not work out as planned, Facebook.
The 34-year-old stressed that he was willing to receive a massive pay cut to help La Blaugrana put the deal over the line.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner also denied reports that claimed he asking for pay rise before he signed a new deal at the Camp Nou.