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Saturday, 13 August 2016

After nearly two months away, Lionel Messi comes out of International retirement

Lionel Messi has sensationally returned to Argentine National team after holding talks with new coach Edgardo Bauza. Messi, 29, who is Argentina's all-time leading scorer with 55 goals in 113 appearances, quit after Argentina's Copa America final defeat by Chile in June in which he cried and told media reporters after the match that he had decided to retire. But in a statement reported by media in Argentina, the Barcelona striker said he made the U-turn for the "love of the country" and "to help from within".

"A lot of things went through my mind on the night of the final and I gave serious thought to quitting, but my love for my country and this shirt is too great. We need to fix many things in Argentinian football, but I prefer to do this from inside and not criticise from outside."
"A lot of things went through my head the day of the last final and I seriously thought about quitting, but I love this country and this shirt too much. I thank all the people who want me to keep playing with Argentina, I hope we can soon deliver them some joy."
Messi on Friday was named in Argentina's squad for the next set of International friendlies alongside  Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Nicolas Otamendi and Manchester United pair Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo.

29 comments:

Saphire Muna said...

We all knw he will come back.... Welcome back dude












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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Good for him


...merited happiness

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Good for him


...merited happiness

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Good for him


...merited happiness

Lilian Fc Barcelona said...

Great news. I'm so glad to hear this.

Ogenah Boris said...

I knew he will come back after watching Ronaldo win with Portugal

Uju Phil said...

Oh yeah...Fans have been celebrating since last night! Welcome back beau 🙌

livingstone chibuike said...

Agaracha must com bak. He retired out of fustration. Welcom bak dude

Mr_SouL Get Naija Twitter/IG followers/7AB109CB said...

Wow nice to have Lionel Messi back, if he retires football will never be the same again

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ike manuel said...

I'm not surprised.. I always knew that he would come out of international retirement.. Kudos to him for this decision tho

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linda ikeji's driver. said...

Sorrrrrrrrrrrry ass messi,5ats ur biz if u quit,wer is freeborn and stern o,boss pls bring denm bak.des ar real guys,dis blog is filled with hypocrites

linda ikeji's driver. said...

Sorrrrrrrrrrrry ass messi,5ats ur biz if u quit,wer is freeborn and stern o,boss pls bring denm bak.des ar real guys,dis blog is filled with hypocrites

Amos Mohammed said...

You allow them force you come back abii.no worry na disgrace you wan take comot be that.

Zenki Moye Asek said...

His choice


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Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Welcome back.

Kombo said...

What is wrong with this one... Retire if you want jor and lets hear word

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Juliet Iwuno said...

Welcome back! Linda take note!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Good for him

Onwuegbuchulam Victor said...

He did not come back because of love of country, He came back after watching Ronaldo win an international trophy.

Onwuegbuchulam Victor said...

I don't care if he comes back or not, He just wants to do what Ronaldo has done.

omeje smart said...

That's good to hear

olatee seun said...

the whole wide world grieved when you announced your retirement, but thank God you've changed your mind again. Welcome back the greatest footballer of all time.

kennymac said...

I expected this. One can hardly make rational decisions when angry or in tears

Phemy Jesuwale said...

Am not a 'hater', but he can't win anything with them.

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Vivian Reginalds said...

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Anonymous said...

You are a hater na.

nnas emalex said...

Welcome 🔙

Eleojo Blessing said...

Welcome back!

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