28 April 2012
Messi too emotional to watch Pep farewell
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi says he felt far too emotional to face the media glare at coach Pep Guardiola's farewell announcement.
"I want to thank Pep with all my heart for everything he has given me in my professional career and personally," the 24-year-old Argentinian said on his Facebook page on Friday.
"Because of the emotions I feel, I preferred not to be present at Pep's press conference and to stay away from the press because I know they will look for the pain on the players' faces.
"It is something I decided not to show."