Great Lionel Messi Quotes

It’s crazy to say that after three games [without a goal] I was in crisis. I do not care whether I score or not, what matters is that the team win and continue to do so.


The truth is that I don’t have a favourite goal. I remember important goals more than I do favourite goals, like goals in the Champions League where I had the opportunity to have scored in both finals I have played in. Finals in the World Cup or Copa del Rey are the ones that have stayed with me for longer or that I remember more.


Like I’ve said many times before, I’m always more likely to remember goals for their importance rather than if they’re beautiful or not. Goals scored in finals, for example.


It’s scoring goals that’s great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.


Goals are only important if they win games.


It’s crazy to say that after three games [without a goal] I was in crisis. I do not care whether I score or not, what matters is that the team win and continue to do so.


I never had any problems with my height. I was always the smallest kid, at school and in my teams.


I don’t look at records, that’s not why I’m playing the game. Goals, of course. Every player in my position wants to score goals. But most of all, trophies. My target is always to win trophies for Barcelona, and that will always be my motivation, to win things. Nothing feels better than doing that as a team.


I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy.


One of the Arsenal players came up to me afterwards and said it had been an honor to be on the same pitch as me. I thought, My God, that is a great thing to say when your team has just lost.


When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary.


Goals are only important if they win games


The Barcelona youth program is one of the best in the world. As a kid, they teach you not to play to win, but to grow in ability as a player.


Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.


When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary.


I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I’m more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy.


Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.

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