It’s been a frustrating week for the Macy’s family. The departure from Barcelona and the subsequent relocation to Paris sent the family on an emotional roller coaster. For the first time, Lionel Messi has revealed exactly what happened after he realized he would have to leave his club for more than two decades.
Messi said he was not present at a meeting between his father and Barcelona president Juan Laporta last Thursday. He had expected his new contract to be signed and finalized, but George Messi arrived with the complete opposite news.
He told the story. The BBC’s Galim Balag.Saying that he got the news at home. “He came to see. [Barcelona president Joan] Lipporta and when he came back he told me and wanted to get me ready before telling Antonella and the kids.
He then shared the news with his wife, and he admitted that they both broke down crying. Their main concern was their children, all of whom grew up in Barcelona, and whose parents did not want to evict them. “Because in December we said we would stay, and we knew it would be a big shock, especially for Thiago,” he said.
However, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner soon realized that children are often more quick to adjust to specific situations. “A lot of the time when we think too much, it’s just for the boys to accept things the way we didn’t expect them to,” Macy said.
A few days later, the couple’s three children were all smiling as they all wore Paris Saint-Germain jerseys at their father’s offer at their new club. Speaking further about his eldest, Messi said, “Thiago knows he’s like me, that we suffer inside without saying anything. He will progress personally.”
Messi also revealed that he had high expectations of living with the Catalan giants, and did not have a backup plan. He admitted to worrying about his future when he found out he had no club.
Fortunately, the conversation with the French dress went fast. “Once the agreement with PSG was reached, I could only look forward. Now we will begin to prepare ourselves individually and as a family for this change.”