“I see I’ve just reached 200 million people following me on this network,” Messi began in a message to the world.
“However, based on what is happening today, I am not going to take it as a reason to celebrate.
“Of course, I appreciate all the love and support I always receive from you, but I think it is time to give importance to all the people who are behind each profile,” he added.
“I haven’t had an answer from him yet,” Alves confessed.
“But when you leave Barcelona you realize how good it is.
“All the players, and I mean everyone, who has left Barcelona have been sorry. All of them regret leaving,” he insisted.
“When I left the club [to Juventus in 2016], I just wanted to show my value to get back. But, unfortunately, the same people who were against me when I was at the club stayed there,” he said, in a dig at resigned ex-president Josep Bartomeu.
“I showed that I was able to play for Barcelona for another 10 years. I tried to go back. I played to go back to Barcelona, but they didn’t want me anymore,” Alves lamented.
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