Messi: I was ashamed to return to national team

Lionel Messi has revealed that he was ashamed to return from retirement to the Argentine national team.

Barcelona and Argentina star told that he felt ashamed to say he wanted to return to the nation, Express reports.

Five times Golden Ball winner announced after the defeated against Chile that he would retire from the national team.

But when Ferardo Martino left and after the arrival of Edgardo Bauza, Messi was convinced to return to the national team.

“It was a decision made on very emotioanl moment but I felt embarrassed to say I wanted to return to the national team,” Messi told DIRECTV Sports.

“El Paton [Bauza] and teammates made things so much easier for me to come back. Now I am 30 years old and I enjoy football differently and more than ever. I use it every moment, on the field and outside. I’m experiencing this moment with the national team in another way, “Messi added. /