Lionel Messi admits to seeing a psychologist due to his mental health during Barcelona years: “I didn’t like it”

Lionel Messi admitted to getting help from a psychologist during his early Barcelona days.

Lionel Messi admits to seeing a psychologist due to his mental health during Barcelona years: “I didn’t like it”

Lionel Messi's time at Barcelona has been far from 'easy' (Via X/@brfootball)

Lionel Messi is as good as it gets when it comes to professional football. The Argentine is a true football icon, a legend, leader and most importantly, an honest and humble human being. Despite being so talented and experienced, the Argentina No.10 has always been ‘down to Earth ‘ and straightforward to both fans and media.

Leading Argentina to two major titles within the space of a year is no easy task. From being FC Barcelona’s leading light to fighting ‘tooth and nail’ for them up until his departure, the forward has constantly been under pressure to deliver for both club and country. In a recent interview, the World Cup winner admitted that he needed ‘help’ to do so.

I went (to a psychologist) to be honest a long time ago back in Barcelona. I was very reluctant and I didn't like it. I'm someone who bottles up everything and swallows it, so when I went, it did me very well.
Lionel Messi told Infobae

Messi’s time in Spain ended with an unexpected blow after he was ‘forced’ to depart the club in 2021.

Lionel Messi ponders on potentially playing the 2026 World Cup

Lionel Messi has undoubtedly entered the final stretch of his illustrious career. The most decorated player in the sport will soon touch 37, and fans aren’t feeling all that great given his playing days will soon be numbered. Even though age is just a number, it cannot be ignored when it comes to consistency and staying fit.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is still not sure whether he’ll play the 2026 FIFA World Cup (Via X/@brfootball)

The reigning World Cup champions will be led onto the pitch by the No.10 for the upcoming Copa America, as fans hope that he does the same for the World Cup in 2026. At the age of 36, Messi has scored 14 goals and set up 11 in 15 appearances in all competitions. Form has been on the Argentine’s side for quite some time, as fitness remains the only hurdle to the back end of his playing days.

I have to be realistic. It all depends on how I feel physically. There's still a lot of time left and I don't know how I'll be at that moment. It also depends on how I feel alongside my teammates and if I'm still at that level.
Lionel Messi told Infobae

Argentina’s defense of their Copa America title starts on the 21st of June against Canada.

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