Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi said he was grateful to be selected as the greatest player in the world football world, but the Argentine forward emphasized that he did not place much emphasis on personal glory. bottom.
Messi won the Ballon d’Or award on Monday for the seventh time and was named the best player in the world, beating Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea midfielder Giorginho.
Saint-Germain in Paris surpassed last season’s Riga scoring chart and won Copa America for the first time in his country last July before 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019. Added a prestigious trophy to victory.
“For me, the fact that I can be considered or quoted as one of the best players in the world is enough,” Messi said in an interview with the French newspaper L’Équipe.
“I don’t get it wrong because I don’t know how to say it … I’m not uninterested, but I don’t really focus on it. It doesn’t matter if I’m the best, and I’ve never tried to be the best.”
Messi surprised the sports world in the near season when he left the boyhood club Barcelona and joined PSG on a two-year contract. He remains Barcelona’s record scorer with 672 goals.
The 34-year-old has been idolized around the world, but he said he didn’t enjoy giving young players advice as role models.
“I fought for my dreams. At first I was to be a professional player, but then every year I tried to reach good goals,” Messi said.
“In the midst of all this, there is also some luck. It also depends on God, I believe he chose to do all this to me.”
“I’ve never tried to be the best,” Messi says after his seventh Ballon d’Or victory-SABC News
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