Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has opened up on his future at Nou Camp while also commenting on his current injury.
It was confirmed that Messi’s current contract has a clause that would allow him to leave the club for free at the end of this season. Despite the reports that the Argentine wants to quit the club, he has revealed he wants to stay with the Catalans for as long as he can.
“I want to stay at Barça for as long as I can. I want to play at Barça for my whole career because this is my home,” he told the club’s official website.
“But I don’t want to have a long-term contract and be able to stay here as long as I want. I want to stay here because I am physically able to, playing, being important and part of a winning project. I want to keep winning things at the club, achieving big things. Clauses and money mean nothing to me. The most important thing is being part of a winning project.”
“I’m feeling better. It really was a stroke of bad luck because it happened in the first training session. It was a simple thing. It was going to be a fortnight and when I thought I was okay, it came back a bit in one of the sessions before the Betis game. That means I’ll be out for a while longer.”
“I will play when I feel really sure it isn't going to happen again because if it does then I’ll be out for even longer. really want to play. I hadn’t played for some time and was just back and this happened, so I’m really hungry to get playing again.”
“I certainly won’t be playing against Valencia and we’ll have to wait and see if I’m ready for Dortmund or Granada.”