Amongst the cloud of negative smoke at Barcelona, Lionel Messi has finally given the fans all that is going on in his head.
He started by talking about the prospect of Neymar returning.
“I’ve said it many times, Neymar is one of the best players in the world and I would love for him to return.
“He already did a lot to return and that would be the first step to try to arrive.”
He also revealed whether or not he will leave the club.
“I’ve said many times that my idea is (to stay) and while the club and fans want that, there will never be a problem.
“I’ve also said I’d like us to all be good, the club, for the fans to be happy, to have a winning project.”
When asked what he thinks of compatriot Lautaro Martinez, Messi only had words of praise.
“He is spectacular. He was seen to be a great player, now he exploded and is showing it.
“He is very strong. He is very good one against one, he scores a lot of goals and in the area he fights with anyone.
“Lautaro has a lot of quality – and shares a resemblance with Luis Suárez!”
He infact addressed also on his free agent status.
“Really I’ve always had that decision, not just because of the clause. If the club want me, there’s no problem.
“A lot of times I’ve had chances to leave, a lot of clubs were interested and even ready to pay my clause but I never considered going and not now either.”
And finally he gave the big answer on what happened with Eric Abidal.
“I don’t know what he was thinking. I responded because I felt attacked.
“Too many things are already said about this dressing room, that we run things, we pick and sack coaches, bring in players, above all about me, that I have a lot of power and take decisions.”