La Liga: Lionel Messi states that he has put the summer woes behind him and is focused on Barcelona

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Lionel Messi states that he has put the summer woes behind him and is focused on Barcelona

Lionel Messi states that he has put the summer woes behind him and is focused on Barcelona.

The Argentine star has insisted he wants to draw a line under his summer transfer stand-off with the Spanish club.

Messi was embroiled in a transfer saga with the Catalan club this summer as the 33-year-old sought to trigger a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for free, ending a near-two decade spell with the club.

However, the Argentine eventually gave up in his pursuit of an exit to avoid a huge legal battle with the club who disputed the eligibility of the clause.

Speaking to Sport, Messi said he meant no offence to the club’s supporters during the dramatic saga, adding he always had the club’s best interests at the forefront of his mind.

‘I take responsibility for my errors and if they existed, it was only to make FC Barcelona better and stronger,’

‘I wanted to send a message to all the socios and fans that follow us. If at any moment, any of them were annoyed by something that I said or did, let there be no doubts that anything I did was always with the club’s best interests in mind.’

Barcelona began their new LaLiga campaign at the weekend with a 4-0 win against Unai Emery’s Villarreal at Camp Nou, in which Messi netted from the spot.