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Lionel Messi: I suffered hard at PSG last season

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The Argentine icon moved to the French side after spending 21 years at Barcelona.

Lionel Messi has opened up on his “hard” situation after leaving Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain last year.

Following months of contract negotiations with Barca, Messi shocked the football world by confirming he’d leave Camp Nou.

A few weeks later, the unimaginable transfer was officially confirmed: Messi was a PSG player.

Apart from a few brilliant performances, however, Messi’s first season at Parc des Prince was underwhelming. 

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Unlike last season, Messi has started the new campaign with brilliant form. As the Argentina captain prepares for the World Cup, he admits things have changed for him at the French side.

“It was hard, we had been in the same place all our lives,” Messi told Movistar about his decision to leave Barca. “I had never moved and I didn’t know how it would be, plus it was not a decision we made. 

“It came all of a sudden. We had to leave Barcelona overnight and found ourselves where everything was new. 

“We had our lives in Barcelona with friends, places and people, and you have to get to know other places, with another language, other football, other weather.

“I suffered a lot, it was hard. But today I am enjoying everything, including football.”