Barcelona’s Messi expresses concern ahead of retirement from football
Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, has revealed his concerns about retirement amid social unrest in his native home, Rosario, Argentina.
The 30-year-old, who left Rosario at the age of 11 to join Barcelona, is unsure whether he will return to his hometown when he quits football.
Speaking on America TV’s La Cornisa, Messi said: “Everyone says it is very difficult and I have no doubt about that.
“It is very difficult not to have the routine of training and playing.
“I do not know what I’m going to do, where to live.
“I would like to do everything that I could not, but I do not know if it’s going to be in Barcelona, Rosario.
“I do not know what I’m going to do.”
“I suffer and I feel sorry that today Argentina is as it is,” he added.
“The reality of the country, the insecurity.
“I look at the future, I think about being able to return to Rosario and enjoying my city because I could not do so as a kid, I had to come here, something I do not regret, but I’m worried.
“Robberies are all over the world, but it’s crazy that something more could happen to you.
“I know it’s impossible [these days], but I remember that I went out all day to the street and nothing would happen.”