In Barcelona, Lionel Messi called for an end to the arguments.
“After so many disagreements, I’d like to put an end to it,” said Messi in an interview with Barcelona newspaper Sport.
The Argentine star called for unity in the team he was trying to exit before the season, “We must unite all the people of Barcelona and believe that the best is yet to come.”
Messi alluded to his effort to pressure Barcelona to free him from the final year of his contract after the disastrous end of last season, leaving the club without a trophy.
“I take responsibility for my mistakes, that if they happened, it was just to make the FC Barcelona better and stronger,” said the Argentine.
“I wanted to send a message to all the club members and to all the fans. If any of them is bothered for a second by something I said or did, they should never doubt that I am always thinking about what is best for the club.”
“Adding passion and desire will be the only way to achieve our objectives, always united and pulling in the same direction,” said Messi, who last Friday criticized the way Barcelona had let Luis Suarez go saying “the truth is nothing surprises me anymore.”