Thinking of what that club/state/country represents.Woah, Can't believe you just said that. Specially you, Rock.
All Messi wants is to win another Champions League and the World Cup.
He's wanted Barcelona to build a strong team for years now (since the debacle against Rome, then Liverpool, then Bayern).
Last year he was presented with offers from Manchester City and PSG. I think he would have chosen Manchester City back then, but that's just my opinion. And Barcelona didn't let him get out. This year he was happy to stay at Barcelona because the team was looking better.
But I just love it when people counts other people's pockets and think they know better. "Oh he's rich, why doesn't he play for free in a lower league team?". That's not the mentality. He had already agreed to take a 50% salary cut. The best player in the world and arguably the best ever. I would love to know if any other player in history, among those considered GOATs would have agreed to reduce their salary that much.
And from what I've heard now, only two clubs could have been able to sign him: Chelsea and PSG. He chose PSG because of his friendship with Di Maria, Paredes and Neymar. And because living in London wasn't so appealing for him because of his 3 little kids and wife.
And playing for free?
That's not what I meant ,I'd bet he could play for a lot of money elsewhere?
It's what he is ,an icon , he's the greatest player playing now ,and now he represents Qatar and all their pr machinery
That's my take on "greedy" and "idiot".
I like Messi ,really loved him at Barca ,that's why I react the way I do.