Team captain Lionel Messi says he is tired of being blamed for problems at FC Barcelona.
The Argentine’s comments came after he was accused by Antoine Griezmann’s former agent of making life difficult for the French striker at the La Liga club.
Eric Olhats had accused Messi of having too much control at the club, saying his “reign of terror” had made life difficult for Griezmann to adapt since his arrival in 2019.
Messi returned to FC Barcelona from international duty with Argentina on Wednesday when he was accosted by reporters at the airport.
“The truth is that I’m a little tired of always being the problem for everything at the club,” he was quoted as saying by Spanish media.
“On top of that, after a 15-hour flight, I had the tax authorities waiting for me. It’s madness.”
Messi tried to activate a disputed clause to leave FC Barcelona for free in the off-season.
But he eventually decided to stay as he did not want to face a legal battle with the club.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper