Emotional Messi avoids media

Apr 28, 2012, 09:00 IST | Goal.com

An emotional Lionel Messi has confessed that he was unable to bring himself to attend the press conference at which Pep Guardiola confirmed his decision to step down as Barca boss because he has been left stricken with grief.

“I wholeheartedly want to thank Pep for everything he has given me in my professional career and personal life,” the Argentine wrote on his Facebook page.

“Due to the emotion I feel, I preferred not to be present at Pep’s press conference, especially because I knew they (the press) would have been focussing on the faces of the grieving players and this is something that I did not want to show.” 

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