‘I’m tired of always being the problem for everything’: Lionel Messi says he’s FED UP at Barcelona in strongest sign that he still wants to quit after he was accused of having a Nou Camp ‘reign of terror’
- Wantaway star Lionel Messi has continued his bitter war of words with Barcelona
- The Argentine star was mobbed at the airport as he arrived back in the city
- He was quizzed about the comments made by Antoine Griezmann’s former agent
- Griezmann’s ex-agent had accused Messi of having a ‘deplorable attitude’
- Messi also complained about being held up by tax inspectors after his flight
Wantaway star Lionel Messi has gone on the attack once again against Barcelona, insisting he is ‘tired of always being the problem for everything’ at the club.
After touching down in Barcelona following his international duties with Argentina, Messi, who was on the brink of sensationally leaving last summer after becoming disillusioned with the club’s hierarchy, was mobbed by media at the airport about his delicate situation at the Nou Camp.
Messi, who also complained about being held up by tax inspectors following his 15-hour flight, was asked about the stinging comments from Antoine Griezmann’s former agent Eric Olhats – who claimed the Argentine has a ‘deplorable attitude’ and has overseen a ‘regime of terror’ at the Nou Camp.
Lionel Messi was mobbed by the media as he arrived back at the airport in Barcelona
A furious Messi insisted ‘I’m tired of always being the problem for everything’ at Barcelona
The Argentine star also complained about being held up by tax inspectors after his long flight
And Messi responded in a brief statement: ‘I’m tired of always being the problem for everything at the club.’
The Argentine then added: ‘I get here after a 15-hour flight and I find a tax agent here, it’s ridiculous.’
Olhats had initially claimed that Griezmann was met with disdain by the star man at Barcelona and said Messi went out of his way to unsettle the Frenchman.
Olhats also dismissed Messi’s push to leave in the summer, saying it was another way for him to exercise his power over the club.
Messi was on the brink of leaving Barcelona last summer and could depart very soon
Antoine Griezmann’s (right) former advisor accused Messi of unsettling the Frenchman
Speaking to France Football, Olhats said: ‘Antoine arrived in a struggling club where Messi has a view on everything.
‘He’s at the same time emperor and monarch, and he didn’t see Antoine’s arrival with a good eye. His attitude has been deplorable, he made him feel that. I’ve always heard Antoine say there’s no problem with Messi, but never the other way around. It is the regime of terror. Either you are with him or you are against him.
‘In my eyes, Messi said he wanted to leave to see what role he still had as a decision-making player, regarding the players who arrived and those who left, but he eventually stayed. Classic Messi!
‘(He is) as good on the pitch as he is bad off it. Barcelona has been suffering for a while. There was a cancer in that club, and it obviously leaves some marks.’
Messi expressed his Barcelona frustrations after flying back from his Argentina duties
Messi was also accused of holding a ‘reign of terror’ at the Nou Camp by Griezmann’s old pal
Messi could be on his way out of Barcelona soon after he decided to perform a U-turn in the window just gone because the club had blocked his transfer by demanding his astronomical release clause of £625m was met.
Messi was sensationally linked with a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City last summer and according to the Sun, the club are ready to revive their interest in him sooner than planned by making a January transfer swoop for the Argentine.
The Premier League outfit are considering making an offer to sign Messi mid-season for a fee rather than waiting until he becomes a free agent next summer.
The report states that a bid of possibly less than £50m may be enticing enough for the Spanish giants who are resigned to losing the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in just over seven months’ time as a free agent. Barca are currently fighting a debt of £440m and further financial chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.