- Memphis Depay has disclosed how unhappy he is over his inability to get to know Lionel Messi before he left Barcelona
- The Dutchman joined Barcelona from Lyon after the EURO 2020, while Lionel Messi has moved to Paris Saint-Germain
- Depay explained that despite him not happy over not meeting Lionel Messi at Barcelona, he maintained readiness to work hard with other players
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Memphis Depay has expressed unhappiness over his inability to play with Lionel Messi at Spanish giants Barcelona following the departure of the Argentine to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Lionel Messi who is regarded as one of the best players in the history of football stunned the world on August 8 when he announced in a press conference that he never wanted to leave Barcelona.
Barcelona chiefs were unable to register the Argentine due to their financial crisis which forced the Argentine to a stunning move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
Depay on the other hand joined Barcelona from Lyon with the hopes that he would play with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, but that will not be possible.
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Memphis Depay's reaction
"I didn’t even get to know Messi. He came late to pre-season because of the break after the Copa America and I couldn’t even say hello to him.
"I know what Koeman wants from me. I know what I have to do, there’s a chemistry between us. That’s very important."
Countless number of Barcelona fans are still finding it difficult to come to terms that Lionel Messi has left the club considering what the Argentine did at the Camp Nou before his departure.
At the Nou Camp, Lionel Messi wore the iconic number 10 shirt for 13 seasons as he also inherited it from Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho.
Before moving to Barcelona, Sergio Aguero was wearing the number 10 jersey at Manchester City as he helped the Citizens to win the Premier League title last term before his exit.
Sergio Aguero is not ready to take on the number 10 shirt at Barcelona thereby picking number 19 as his choice.