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tiki_taka 4 months ago
Barcelona, France 353 9458

MESSI INTERVIEW:

"My 6-year-old asks me why they don't want me in Argentina."

"People say I was driving the AFA and that I was driving my 'club of friends' formed by Di Maria, Higuain, and others. That makes me angry because people buy everything the media said about me and then they call me a son of a bitch. But all of these are lies."

"Our generation was mistreated. We live in abnormal things where a national team was treated unlike any other and it was barbaric. Although we were at the front of a generation change, something that’s very normal, we had a lot of players with a lot of talent but the changes were abrupt."

"We always our issues with local journalists. New lies were made up every day and new statements were given out every day. We let them say anything they wanted to say because we considered them unimportant. That was a huge mistake, however."

"I want to win something with the national team, otherwise I would just stay at home. But it's hard. My son’s always on YouTube these days and he keeps watching these videos and asks me why they kill me back home in Argentina."

"We were abused in Argentina. We play for our jersey and we want to achieve something for our team. That’s why I will play in all competitions and major matches."

"My relationship with all the players is great. We just have to stay calm and everyone has to play the same way they play for their respective clubs on the weekend.”

"It's true that I don't talk much. I play, and that's what I like but I'm fully convinced that we will become strong with some patience."

"After Russia, I thought about locking myself up and mourning with my family. All I wanted was to forget what had happened and what I had lived. I needed to get away from the team a little, to let time pass and to calm down. The elimination hit me hard and to finish the cycle in that way was painful."

"Recently I was thinking about Spain 2010. They were a great team, they were a phenomenon, but they also had luck in the World Cup final against the Netherlands, and before, they beat Paraguay on penalties. You often need those lucky moments and we never had them."

"Being a WC champion is the best feeling ever and we were right there. Others tell me that they already lived it, it's the cutest and most important thing in football. I won everything at the club level, but It's hard not to have achieved that with my country."

"If we had won the World Cup in Brazil everything would have been different today. The Argentine national team today is not a football power as it was a few years ago. The respect for our team is still there, but we have to go on and win something on the field."

"People show me a lot of affection every time I visit Argentina. It’s the same in Barcelona. I know that there are few who are continuously looking for shit. I don’t care but it also makes you angry when they lie and they invent stories. However, I'm playing for myself, my family, and all those who enjoy what I do. And those who don't like me have to tolerate me for a while (laughs)."

[Radio Club Octubre]

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Dynastian98 4 months ago
Real Madrid 482 7117

Lol let me organize his interview better.

On the Argentine national team

“THIS GENERATION WAS MISTREATED. WE DON’T SELL SMOKE. WE ARE PROFESSIONALS AND WE WANT (TO WIN). I WANT TO WIN SOMETHING WITH THE ARGENTINA NATIONAL TEAM. I WILL PLAY IN ALL THE IMPORTANT THINGS. A LOT OF PEOPLE TOLD ME I WON’T COME BACK, FAMILY, FRIENDS… MY SON ASKED ME “WHY DO THEY KILL YOU IN ARGENTINA?”

“REALISTICALLY, THERE’S A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE TO BE A POWER HOUSE. THESE KIDS HAVE HAD VERY LITTLE MATCHES WITH THE ARGENTINA TEAM. YOU HAVE TO BE PATIENT AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT WE WILL BE STRONG.”

About the new players in Argentina team

“THE KIDS HAVE TO JUMP UP AND PLAY WITH THE ARGENTINA NATIONAL TEAM, NOT WITH ME. THEY ARE THERE FOR WHAT THEY DO EVERY WEEEKEND.

“I HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL OF THEM. I’M THE NEW ONE AND I HAVE TO ADAPT TO THEM.

“WITH ICARDI, I THINK I HAD TWO MATCHES WITH HIM BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED FOR HIM TO SAY THAT THE GROUP WAS BAD BEFORE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE MEANT. I NEVER TREATED ANYONE BADLY.

“I DON’T TALK A LOT. I PLAY AND THAT’S WHAT I LIKE.”

On Ronaldo and the best players in the world

“TODAY, NEYMAR, MBAPPE, SUAREZ, AGUERO. TODAY, THEY CAN BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. CRISTIANO, I TAKE HIM OUT AND PUT HIM WITH ME, APART, HA. I SWEAR TO YOU, I AM BEING HONEST.

“I MISS CRISTIANO IN SPAIN. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE HIM ALTHOUGH IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SEE HIM LIFT TITLES. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO STILL HAVE HIM HERE.

“I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR JUVENTUS. THEY ARE A GREAT TEAM AND EVEN MROE WITH CRISTIANO. HOPEFULLY, WE GET TO THE FINAL AND AFTER THAT, WHAT HAPPENS, HAPPENS.”

About support from fans and media

“I KNOW THAT THE MAJORITY SUPPORT ME. EVERY TIME I WOULD GO TO ARGENTINA, THEY WOULD SHOW ME A LOT OF SUPPORT. I KNOW THAT IT’S THE MINORITY WHO LOOK FOR CRAP. I KNOW THAT CLEARLY.

“I GENERALLY CHANGE THE TWO SHIRTS I HAVE IN EVERY MATCH.

“LET THEM SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY, LET THEM TALK, I HAVE TO PLAY AND THAT’S WHAT I DO.

“THE NUMBER 10 SHIRT DOESN’T WEIGH ON ME.”

On the missed chances in the final

“DO YOU KNOW THE AMOUNT OF TIMES I’VE REPLAYED THE FINAL AND THE CHANCES WE HAD? IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO DIFFERENT IF WE WOULD HAVE PUT SOME OF THEM IN.”

On missing Argentina's match against Morocco

“IT BECAME CUSTOMARY FOR PEOPLE TO SAY THINGS ABOUT ME, INVENTING… THE TRUTH IS THAT I’VE HAD PAIN IN MY PUBIC AREA FROM BEFORE THE DECEMBER BREAK AND I WOULD TRAIN A LITTLE, NOT PLAY ALL OF THE MATCHES.”

On playing a 5-man back line against Venezuela

“IT SURPRISED ME BECAUSE THE FIRST FEW DAYS, WE HAD TRAINED IN A DIFFERENT WAY, BUT IT’S THE TIME TO TRY THINGS OUT. HE (THE COACH) REACHED HIS OWN CONCLUSIONS.”

On playing with Newell's Old Boys

“I’D LIKE TO PLAY AT NEWELL’S BUT IT’S NOT EASY GOING BACK TO ARGENTINA. I HAVE TO THINK OF MY FAMILY AND THE KIDS. IT DEPENDS ON THEM TOO.

“I’M FROM RIVER? THERE,S NOTHING TO SEE. I’M FROM NEWELL’S EVER SINCE I WAS A KID. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY SAY THAT.”

On his relationship with Claudio Tapia

“WITH TAPIA (AFA PRESIDENT), I HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP FROM THE FIRST MOMENT.”

On playing like Barcelona

“BARCELONA’S PHILOSOPHY IS THEIR WHOLE HISTORY. THE ARGENTINA NATIONAL TEAM DOES NOT HAVE THE PLAYERS TO PLAY THAT WAY NOR THE TIME TO TRAIN.”

On Luis Suarez

I’VE HAD A LOT OF MONSTERS (GREAT PLAYERS) PLAY ALONGSIDE ME BUT WITH SUAREZ THERE’S A FRIENDSHIP OFF THE PITCH.”

On his goal vs. Getafe being selected by fans as the best in Barca history

“I WOULD NOT HAVE SELECTED THE GOAL AGAINST GETAFE. I’D HAVE WENT WITH THE GOAL AGAINST MADRID IN THE SEMI FINALS OF THE CHAMPION LEAGUE AT THE BERNABEU OR THE HEADER AGAINST MANCHESTER. I’D PICK THEM FOR THE MOMENTS.”

On the 2018 World Cup

“IT WAS DIFFICULT TO TALK ABOUT THE WORLD CUP. THERE WERE MANY THINGS THAT WENT WRONG FROM THE BEGINNING. NOT BEING ABLE TO WIN THE FIRST MATCH, MISSING THE PENALTY. THE SECOND MATCH STARTED OUT VERY EVEN BUT AFTER THE FIRST GOAL, THINGS WENT SOUTH. WE GOT DISORGANIZED. WE QUALIFIED IN THE LAST MATCH AND THEN IN THE FRANCE MATCH, IT WAS 2-2 AND THEY SCORED AND WE WEREN’T ABLE TO GET IT BACK TOGETHER AND THEN WE HAD TO START FROM BEHIND. THE WORLD CUP STARTED OUT BADLY. QUALIFIERS WERE DIFFICULT. IT WAS ALL DIFFICULT.

“AFTER THE WORLD CUP, I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE TALKING. I WANTED TO BE LOCKED UP AND SUFFER ON MY OWN WITH MY FAMILY. I WANTED TO GET AWAY FROM EVERYTHING. GET AWAY FROM THE NATIONAL TEAM AND LOOK AT THINGS COLDLY. WE’VE BEEN MISTREATED FOR OVER A DECADE DESPITE OUR ACHIEVEMENTS. THIS IS DESPITE NOT WINNING ANY TROPHIES. WE PLAYED THREE FINALS AND TO END THIS CYCLE THIS WAY.

“THIS GENERATION HAD TO DEAL WITH THINGS THAT NO OTHER ARGENTINA TEAM HAD TO DEAL WITH. SO FOR PEOPLE TO SAY SUCH CRAZY THINGS AND SO MANY LIES WITH A STRAIGHT FACE, TO BE HONEST, I NEVER SAW THAT BEFORE. THIS GROUP GOT TO DO GREAT THINGS. WE PLAYED IN A WORLD CUP FINAL… WE PLAYED IN TWO COPA AMERICA FINALS. IT’S NOT EASY TO GET TO THAT POINT. THE MEDIA IS A MESS. THAT’S WHY WE BRUSHED THEM ASIDE AND DIDN’T WANT TO SPEAK TO THEM BECAUSE IF WE DIDN’T TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES AND STRENGTHEN ONE ANOTHER, THEY’D KEEP ATTACKING US.”

In regards to the friends club

“THE CLUB OF FRIENDS IS SOMETHING THAT I’VE HEARD FOR YEARS. I WAS SUPPOSEDLY THE ONE THAT MADE UP THE LINEUPS, BROUGHT IN THE COACHES AND I VIRTUALLY RAN AFA. THE CLUB OF FRIENDS HAPPENED TO BE THE BEST AT THEIR CLUBS. IT GETS ME UPSET TO HEAR IT.

“WE DID GET TOGETHER WITH SAMPAOLI BECAUSE THERE WERE DESPERATE TIMES. IF WE DID NOT AND WERE ELIMINATED IN THE FIRST ROUND, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE GREATEST FAILURES EVER. WE GOT TOGETHER WITH JORGE SAMPAOLI LIKE GREAT TEAMS DO. THAT WAS IT. IT WAS NORMAL.

“THEY ALSO SAID MY FATHER HAD POWER WITHIN AFA. IT’S JUST CRAZY. MY FAMILY SUFFERS. I HAVE FRIENDS, FAMILY IN ARGENTINA THAT SUFFER BECAUSE OF ALL THE THINGS THAT THE MEDIA SAY. ANYONE SAYS ANYTHING AND PEOPLE DON’T QUESTION IT. THEY ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT.

“THEN I BECOME THE MOTHERFUCKER WHILE MY DAD RUNS AFA. IT’S JUST CRAZY.

“WE GOT TO A POINT WERE JUST STOPPED CARING ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE SAID. MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE COME OUT SOONER. BUT IF WE DID, WE’D BE COMING OUT EVERY DAY TO CLARIFY. EVERY DAY SOMETHING NEW CAME OUT. EVERY DAY PEOPLE LIED. MAYBE WE WERE WRONG IN NOT COMING OUT.”

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Ledley 4 months ago
Celtic, Australia 28 1008

“TODAY, NEYMAR, MBAPPE, SUAREZ, AGUERO. TODAY, THEY CAN BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. CRISTIANO, I TAKE HIM OUT AND PUT HIM WITH ME, APART, HA. I SWEAR TO YOU, I AM BEING HONEST.

“I MISS CRISTIANO IN SPAIN. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE HIM ALTHOUGH IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SEE HIM LIFT TITLES. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO STILL HAVE HIM HERE.

“I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR JUVENTUS. THEY ARE A GREAT TEAM AND EVEN MROE WITH CRISTIANO. HOPEFULLY, WE GET TO THE FINAL AND AFTER THAT, WHAT HAPPENS, HAPPENS.

A Barcelona v Juventus final. Dream final.

OR THE HEADER AGAINST MANCHESTER.

Van Der Sar was left standing.

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tuan_jinn 4 months ago
Manchester United, Netherlands 185 6464

I like @Dyn's version more :D

“TODAY, NEYMAR, MBAPPE, SUAREZ, AGUERO. TODAY, THEY CAN BE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. CRISTIANO, I TAKE HIM OUT AND PUT HIM WITH ME, APART, HA. I SWEAR TO YOU, I AM BEING HONEST.

“I MISS CRISTIANO IN SPAIN. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE HIM ALTHOUGH IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SEE HIM LIFT TITLES. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO STILL HAVE HIM HERE.

This is true!

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tiki_taka 4 months ago
Barcelona, France 353 9458

^ Yep i translated the best i could :p

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