Lionel Messi couldn’t hold back tears streaming down his face as he started the press conference to confirm his exit from FC Barcelona. The 34-year-old Argentinian player who had been associated with Barcelona for two decades was teary-eyed and received a two-minute long standing ovation and applause.
Trying to contain his emotions, the superstar said that his family and he were convinced that he will not be going anywhere and that’s what they wanted more than anything. Messi who had won 10 league titles with the club said, “I gave everything for this club from the first day that I arrived right to the last. I never imagined having to say goodbye. This is really difficult for me after so many years spent here — my entire life. I’m not ready for this.”