LIONEL MESSI has revealed his spouse Antonela was begging him to see a sports activities psychologist however he refused.
The Barcelona celebrity rocked the membership final summer time when he handed in a transfer request final summer time.
Lionel Messi says his spouse Antonela begged him to see a sports activities psychologistCredit score: https://www.instagram.com/antonelaroccuzzo/
The Argentine legend suffered a turbulent summer time as he tried to depart BarcelonaCredit score: AFP
He tried to invoke a clause in his contract that might have allowed him to stroll away from the Nou Camp without spending a dime.
With Manchester Metropolis lurking and able to reunite the ahead, 33, a authorized row ensued earlier than LaLiga dominated the clause was not legitimate and he was compelled to remain.
Messi’s unhappiness was additional triggered when new supervisor Ronald Koeman bought his shut pal Luis Suarez as a part of his tried squad overhaul.
No doubt it was essentially the most traumatic and depressing interval within the Argentine legend’s profession.
And he admitted he ought to have sought out assist from a sports activities psychologist.
Messi mentioned: “I ought to have gone to the psychologist, however I by no means went.
“Why? I do not know. It is laborious for me to take that step, although I do know I want it.
“Antonela [his wife] has insisted a whole lot of occasions that I ought to go, however I am somebody who retains the whole lot to myself.
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“I do not share issues. I do know it might do me good, however I have not gone.”
Marca have now found that the lady he might have gone to was Imma Puig, Barcelona’s psychologist for the final 15 seasons.
She beforehand labored carefully with Andres Iniesta all through his difficulties.
Puig mentioned: “Everybody believes that to undergo from despair you need to have a whole lot of issues.
“But it surely’s not true, folks can really feel unhealthy regardless of having the whole lot that others need.
“Footballers have precisely the identical issues as anybody else, however the distinction is that they work in a store window.
“Everybody can criticise them, is aware of what they earn, can touch upon their non-public lives.
Lionel Messi married Antonella Roccuzzo in 2017Credit score: Rex Options
The couple have three sonsCredit score: Confer with Caption
“Generally I’m wondering what would occur if the lives of politicians or businessmen have been as uncovered as these of footballers. It isn’t simple. They should stay with the envy of the world.”
Messi returned to the Barcelona facet to arrange the profitable aim in 1-0 win over LaLiga’s backside facet Huesca.
Messi, making his 750th look for Barcelona and his five hundredth in LaLiga, lifted the ball to Frenkie de Jong for the Dutchman to coolly end previous the goalkeeper.
That lifted Barcelona as much as fifth place however they continue to be 10 factors adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid, who even have a recreation in hand.