Messi Speaks On Leaving Barcelona This Summer

Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has vowed to stay at the club and play through the disappointment of his side’s second-straight dramatic Champions League exit.

He spoke ahead of this weekend’s Copa del Rey final.

The painful aggregate defeat means Ernesto Valverde’s men have had to settle for domestic success this season.

Ahead of the game against Valencia in Seville, Messi has insisted that his appetite for success has not altered, despite Barca’s spectacular semi-final collapse against Liverpool earlier this month.

“I still want to be here, beyond the disappointment.

“I also had them (disappointments) with the Argentine national team and I keep trying. The fact that we have had disappointments does not change anything.

“They are two different things. Losing a World Cup final (against Germany in 2014) is the most important of all, and is a big disappointment.

“But going 3-0 up and it turning around are two totally different things. It’s a very great disappointment in both – both in the World Cup and now,” Messi said ahead of the Estadio Benito Villamarin clash.

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