Lionel Messi and the Argentina team just beat Peru 2-0 to take second place in the 2022 World Cup qualifying group in South America.
Lionel Messi did not score or assist Argentina against Peru. After the match in Lima, the Barca striker received a question from the reporter that perhaps annoyed him.
First, when asked to comment on this victory, Messi emphasized: “We are becoming stronger as a team.
La Pulga stressed that the 2-0 score not only shows good results, but Lionel Scaloni’s team is starting to find effective play.
With an unhappy face, Messi replied: “Whenever I come here, it’s because I try to do my best. Because I feel capable of doing, helping this team, continuing to fight for the shirt that I give”.
Messi wants to leave Barca not only because of a conflict with the club but also an “enemy” that is the Spanish tax department, which also happened as Ronaldo before.
Lionel Messi is considering his future and looks likely to leave Barca for reasons outside of football. That is the same problem that caused Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid in 2018.
Specifically, Messi’s problem with the Spanish tax authority is the reason why Ronaldo left Real Madrid before. Not far away, immediately after spending a 15-hour flight from Argentina to Barcelona, Messi immediately met the tax inspector at the airport asking him to work.
The owner of the Golden Ball had thought of leaving Barca because of his frustration with the tax authorities in 2013 and 2014. This war culminated in 2017 when the court sentenced Messi and his father to 21 and 15 months of suspended prison term. for tax fraud worth more than 4 million euros.
Before moving to Juventus, Ronaldo also struggled with the Spanish tax authorities. This tension ended in January 2019 when CR7 decided to completely resolve the dispute over tax evasion allegations that took place from 2012 to 2014.