Lionel Messi has revealed that he’s fed up with being blamed for Barcelona’s problems after the former agent of Antoine Griezmann accused him of running a regime of terror at the club.
The Argentine was asked by journalists about his thoughts on the claims made by Eric Olhats but the Argentine responded:
“I am tired of always being the problem with everything that goes on at this club”
Meanwhile, Antoine Griezmann has always maintained that he has a good relationship with Lionel Messi and disclosed that he had not spoken with Olhats in years.
Both players combined excellently in Barca’s final game before the international break as Messi’s dummy helped set up a goal for the French forward.
Regardless, the Argentine’s latest comments will only serve to increase speculation of an exit from Camp Nou on the expiration of his contract next summer.
It can be recalled that he was set to leave after the 8:2 UCL mauling at the hands of Bayern Munich. He was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City during that period although Barcelona were unwilling to let him leave.
In September, Messi disclosed that he had a problem with former president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s running of affairs at the club. The latter resigned in October and this created a channel for his successor to try and open talks with the Argentine over a new deal.
The fact is that Barcelona will not elect a new president until late January although the first task after this will be to convince Lionel Messi to extend his stay at Camp Nou so that a winning team can be built around him in the final years of his career.
Presently, Messi can negotiate a pre-contract with any club in January and will be able to leave for free next June.
He returned to Spain on Wednesday after playing his part in Argentina’s draw with Paraguay and win over Peru in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers during the international break.
He will resume training with the club on Thursday ahead of a tough La Liga game against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Diego Simeone’s men are unbeaten and will face Barca without former Camp Nou star Luis Suarez after he tested positive for coronavirus.