The Manchester City coach, who has just renewed for two seasons (2023), explains his position as a Barça fan
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has repeated, this time after announcing his renewal until 2023, that his wish is for Leo Messi to finish his career at FC Barcelona, although the Argentina can be released in summer and would like, already in the previous market, to leave the Blaugrana club.
"My wish is for Messi to finish his career there. I would like to see him retire at Bara. It is my opinion as a Bara fan. In our heads we only have incredible goals, things that we would like to achieve," he expressed in Press conference.
A wish that Guardiola had already expressed previously but that, in Messi's current situation, that from January on he could negotiate a contract with another team and go free at the end of the campaign, takes on new importance.
"This year his contract ends and I don't know what is going to go through his mind. Right now he is a Bara player, and the transfer market will be in June and July. Messi is a Barcelona player", recalc.
In addition, he recalled the respect and affection he has for Bara. "I am very grateful to them for what Bara did for me, both in La Masa as a youth squad, as a player and later as a coach, Bara gave me everything," he recalled.
"It would be good to repeat what happened in these years"
On the other hand, regarding his renewal and objectives for this year, he assured that he does not think "much" about the titles. "It would be good to repeat what we have done in the last three years. I would say that it is difficult. We think every week to do it well match by match, we'll see what we deserve at the end of the season," he said.
"I am very grateful to the club. I want to thank them for renewing my contract, they are the reason why I am still here. They have given me a lot in these four or five seasons. We want to continue doing the best possible", noted about its recent renovation.
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