Messi went to Saudi with his family without PSG's approval which led to a two weeks suspension from the club. Image: Twitter
Messi went to Saudi with his family without PSG's approval which led to a two weeks suspension from the club. Image: Twitter

“I thought we were going to have a day off after the game:” Lionel Messi on Saudi tour

Lionel Messi thought that PSG were going to have a day off after their game against Lorient and that's why he went for the Saudi tour.

Finally, Lionel Messi has spoken on his Saudi tour that led to a two-week suspension by his current club PSG. Messi, in a video, has said that he thought they will have a day off after their game against Lorient, which they lost by 1-3 goal.

As per Leo Messi, "I thought we were going to have a day off after the game as always. I had this trip organized and I couldn't cancel it. I had already cancelled it before…"

Lionel Messi with his wife and kids in Saudi. Image: Twitter

Post this incident PSG suspended the 35-year-old footballer for two weeks and also remarked that "no one is above the club." After that, it was reported that PSG will not renew their contract with the Argentine superstar. Meanwhile, it was also reported that Messi will leave the club before the end of the season when they are quite close to winning the Ligue1 title.

"I apologize to my teammates:" Leo Messi

PSG had also stated that Messi will not be allowed to do any group training and practice within the suspended two weeks. Moreover, he will also not be paid for that time frame.

In the video, Messi apologised to his PSG teammates for the situation that has created due to this tour. Moreover, he is ready to accept what the club decides on him. "I apologize to my teammates and I'm waiting for what the club wants to do with me," the 2022 World Cup winner said.

As the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has already decided to leave the club before the end of the season, many teams are ready to sign him for the next season. Xavi's Barcelona will always remain one of the favourites to get him back, but Barca's financial condition can be an issue. In that case, teams like Al Hilal from Saudi or Inter Miami from MLS will be ready to spend millions on this one-in-a-generation player.

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