FILE  - Barcelona's Lionel Messi says football will never be the same again. Photo: Joan Monfort/AP
FILE - Barcelona's Lionel Messi says football will never be the same again. Photo: Joan Monfort/AP

Football and life will never be the same again, says Lionel Messi

By Sports Reporter Time of article published May 31, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi believes football and life will never be the same again, and the world will have to get used to a “new normal”.

In an interview with Spanish outlet El Pais Semanal, stressed his frustration that families were not able to say goodbye to their loved ones as the world continues its fight against the novel coronavirus that has claimed over 300 000 lives and infected over 6 million.

“They couldn't even say goodbye,” he said in the interview. “There is nothing worse than losing the people you love the most.

“Nearly all of us have the doubt about how the world will be after everything that has happened,” he said.

“Beyond the lockdown and the situation that caught us by surprise, many people have had a really bad time because the situation has affected them in some way, like with those that lost friends and family without even being able to say goodbye.

“I think there have been many negatives in this crisis, but there cannot be anything worse than losing the people you love the most, that frustrates me hugely and seems unfair on everyone.”

According to Messi, football will never be the same again.

“I don't think football, like life in general, will be the same,” he said.

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