Retire? It has not crossed my mind, says Messi

Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi says he has not beatific any thought roughly retiring after adjacent year’s World Cup calculation he would have an effect on a pedestal to be Barcelona sporting director gone he does finally hang happening his boots.

The six-era Balloon D’Or winner will be 35 by the period the World Cup — a trophy that has eluded him through his stellar career — comes round in Qatar adjacent year.

Messi is tied to French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain till June 2023 — back the uncharacteristic of an accessory year — after desertion his beloved Barcelona in August.

He told Monday’s edition of Catalan newspaper Sport retirement was not upon his agenda.

“No, truthfully no,” he said re hanging going on his boots.

“After all that has happened to me, I just sentient day to daylight, year after year.

“I reach not know what is going to happen at the World Cup or after it.

“I am not thinking just just roughly it.

“What will be will be at that moment.”

Messi relationship that leaving Barcelona after on two decades had been a deafening wrench but he will compensation one hours of daylight to living there and even perhaps be the sporting director of the club.

Xavi, his long-period team-mate during the glory years at Barca — winning along in the middle of totaling silverware four Champions League trophies — is the favorite to compensation to the club as head coach following the sacking of Ronald Foeman last week.

“We will recompense to living in Barcelona, our energy will be there, that is for certain,” he said.

“It is what both my wife and I ache.

“I attain not know if it will be straight after the decline of my contract also Paris, but we will compensation to living in Barcelona.

“I would lionize to be sporting director at some reduction.

“I get sticking together of not know if it will be at Barcelona or not, or I will fill substitute role.

“But if there is a possibility, I would be fired about to sponsorship the club.”

Messi has as of yet unsuccessful to excitement at PSG and he told Sport his and his relatives’ greatest ache was to stay at Barca.

Messi allied PSG after Barca decided not to renew the Argentinian’s accord due to La Liga’s strict salary limits.

Barcelona president Joan LaPorte said in October he hoped Messi would regulate his mind and press at the forefront for clear.

Messi, though, said that had never been tabled as an other.

“I did all I could to stay there,” he said.

“Never at any mitigation did they consider me to be lighthearted for pardon.

“They asked me to shorten my salary by 50 percent and I did that no misery.

“We were affable to backing the club.

“My hardship and that of my relatives was to stay in Barcelona.”

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