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Messi gives hint he could leave Barcelona, despite previous plans to spend his career there

  • Argentina's soccer star Lionel Messi, centre, stretches during a training session with teammates in  Carrington, Manchester England Monday Nov. 17, 2014.  Argentina will play Portugal in a friendly international soccer match at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mike Egerton/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Argentina's soccer star Lionel Messi, centre, stretches during a training session with teammates in Carrington, Manchester England Monday Nov. 17, 2014. Argentina will play Portugal in a friendly international soccer match at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mike Egerton/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Argentina's  soccer star Lionel Messi, looks across the pitch  during a training session at Carrington, Manchester England Monday Nov. 17, 2014.  Argentina will play Portugal in a friendly international soccer match at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mike Egerton/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Argentina's soccer star Lionel Messi, looks across the pitch during a training session at Carrington, Manchester England Monday Nov. 17, 2014. Argentina will play Portugal in a friendly international soccer match at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mike Egerton/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Lionel Messi, who has always planned to end his career at Barcelona, is hinting that might not happen.

In an interview published Tuesday by sports newspaper Ole, the 27-year-old Argentine says: "While I always said that I would like to stay there (Barcelona) forever, sometimes not everything happens the way you want."

Messi indicated that the club's current situation — with losses on the field and a new coach in Luis Enrique — could change things.

He says "Barcelona is a very big club. And when you lose two games in a row, problems begin to crop up and critics come out from all sides ... crazy stuff, the same as with the (Argentine) national team."

Barcelona failed to pick up any silverware last season.