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Griezmann: I hope Messi will stay at Barca

Sun 18 April 2021 | 10:34

The Blaugrana winger expressed his desire for Messi’s contract renewal but admitted it only depends on the Argentinian’s decision.

Lionel Messi

once against showed brilliant form in

Barcelona

’s Copa del Rey final against

Athletic Bilbao

on Saturday. The Argentinian superstar scored a brace in the second half as Barcelona grabbed their first piece of silverware under

Ronal Koeman

.

Antoine Griezmann

, who scored the opening goal in his side’s 4-0 win, has spoken about Messi’s potential departure from the Spanish club.

"I think he's good here, we'll see what happens,"

Griezmann said in quotes carried by

L'Equipe

.

"It is not in our hands.  It is he who will decide, but we are proud and happy of the have with us and hope he will stay."

Asked about the experience of winning Copa del Rey for the first time in his career, the French star responded:

"I am very happy and very proud,"

he added.

"I have been in the Spanish league for 10 years and I had not won the Copa del Rey.

"It's a relief, for the club and for me too, he said. There have been ups and downs since I arrived, sometimes negative comments, sometimes unfair, but it's like I have always worked and with the team we were focused on this game since we knew each other in the final."


source: SportMob