Lionel Messi has said he is fed up with being blamed for Barcelona’s problems after Antoine Griezmann’s former agent accused him of running a “regime of terror” at the club.
Messi, 33, was met by a pack of journalists at El Prat airport in Barcelona on Wednesday upon his return from international duty with Argentina.
He was asked him what he thought about Eric Olhats’ claim last week that he had too much control at Barca and had failed to help accommodate Griezmann at the club.
“I am tired of always being the problem with everything that goes on at this club,” Messi said.
Griezmann has always maintained that his relationship with Messi is good and sources close to the France international say it has been years since he spoke with Olhats.
The two combined to good effect on the pitch in Barca’s final game before the international break, with Messi’s dummy setting up a goal for Griezmann.