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Barcelonas Xavi And Andres Iniesta Acknowledge That Seeing Lionel Messi In A Psg Shirt Will Hurt Them

After signing a remarkable PS1 million per week two-year agreement with PSG on Tuesday, Barcelona’s iconic midfield duo Xavi and Andres Iniesta acknowledge it will be ‘challenging and it will hurt’ to witness Lionel Messi in a PSG shirt.
The Argentine, who captained Barcelona for 21 years and won 31 major championships, emotionally left the club last week after being unable to sign a new contract owing to financial constraints.
And when he signed his astonishing new contract in the French capital on Tuesday, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner revealed he was’so sad’ for his former team-mate, with whom he won seven LaLiga crowns and four Champions Leagues.
Xavi and Andres Iniesta admit it will be ‘hard and it will hurt’ to see Lionel Messi in a PSG shirt (seen after Messi won the 2010 Ballon d’Or, when Iniesta and Xavi finished second and third). Messi clutches the Paris Saint-Germain shirt after completing his move to the French side.
‘I know Leo wanted to stay, but it couldn’t be worked out in the end.’
The only thing I can say right now is that I am going to miss him terribly.
‘It’s equally harder for me to see Messi wearing anything other than a Barca shirt.’
It’s sad for Leo, especially after seeing him emotionally at the Camp Nou the other day, but it’s also sad for FC Barcelona.’ Meanwhile, Iniesta, who left Barca in 2018 but is still playing for Vissel Kobe in Japan, told AFP: ‘I don’t know what happened internally, nor how things unfolded, but the club will need to recover from this transfer.’
‘It will sting to see him in another team’s uniform,’ PSG teased moments before the announcement. ‘The trio were the key players during the glory years under Pep Guardiola from 2008 to 2012.’ The 34-year-old Argentina placed pen to paper on his Paris Saint-Germain contract on Tuesday.
Barcelona is personified by Leo.
He was everything, and he’s a player who goes above and beyond for the team.
I’ve never seen somebody like him before, and I doubt I ever will.
‘[Barcelona] will continue to be one of the best teams, one of those that has to be at the top,’ Iniesta said. Iniesta and Xavi were the key men of Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Barca club, as well as Luis Enrique’s 2015 treble-winners.
Furthermore, after Messi was forced to leave the club in emotional circumstances last week, Barcelona fans were scathing of both president Joan Laporta and LaLiga manager Javier Tebas, with the repercussions at the Nou Camp expected to continue in the coming weeks.

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