WATCH: Barcelona fans gather outside Camp Nou waiting for Lionel Messi

All the Barcelona fans waited to catch a glimpse of Messi before his final press conference for his boyhood club.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 8 August 2021 6:17 pm

With Lionel Messi holding a press conference at the Camp Nou on Sunday to explain about his exit, Barcelona fans have been struggling to come to terms with the sensational departure of their talismanic skipper. Barcelona fans all over the world have reacted sadly to Messi's departure and hundreds of Barca supporters gathered outside Camp Nou ahead of Messi's press conference. Fans gathered in huge Numbers at Camp Nou to say a final goodbye to the Argentine legend.

The fans were seen waiting eagerly at Camp Nou on Sunday morning to bid a final farewell to the Barcelona legend. All the fans waited to catch a glimpse of Messi before his final press conference for his boyhood club. All of the Barcelona squad were also in attendance at the conference, along with Messi's former team-mates Xavi and Carles Puyol.

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'They couldn't do it because of La Liga'

Lionel Messi was asked for more details about his Barcelona exit. The Argentine superstar revealed that both parties tried a lot. However, La Liga's salary limit proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Messi's departure.

"What's clear is I did everything possible, and they (Barca) couldn't do it because of La Liga.

"A lot of things have been said about me, but on my behalf, we did everything I could because I wanted to stay. Last year I didn't want to stay and I said it. This year I did and I couldn't," Messi said.

In 778 games for Barcelona, Messi scored 672 goals and registered 305 assists since making his debut in October 2004.

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