Lionel Messi spoke after La Liga’s last game of the season, in which the Argentine had an absolutely brilliant performance. Barcelona managed to beat Alavés 5-0 away from their home.
After the last game, Messi burst and explained that a lot needs to change if they want to win the Champions League, but today, the 33-year-old was very positive about his team.
“We are leaving with better feelings to think ahead about the Champions League.”, said Messi.
When asked about winning the Pichichi most likely for another season (La Liga top-scorer), Messi explained that it is not important: “The top scorer award is not an important thing. I wish I could win the league.”
“Today, we saw something different from the team in difficult ground. This is very important for what is coming for us. The attitude and the commitment the team has shown today is the way to go.
“We did our self-criticism behind closed doors. We didn’t have a great league season. We can’t let teams want the win more than we do. We need to be more consistent.”, added the Barcelona legend.
Lionel Messi starts the season with (another) new record
After his appearance against Villarreal, Lionel Messi has tied the record of ‘most seasons played for Barça (17)’. A record that he shares with Xavi Hernández who holds the record from his appearances through 1998 to 2015, and Carles Rexach (1965 – 1981).
Messi also broke a new record, becoming the club’s first player in history to score at least one goal in 17 or more seasons after his penalty goal on Sunday night. He does not share this record with anyone, as Xavi missed the chance in 2005/06, and Rexach in 1966/67.
Currently, Leo Messi has started his seventeenth season in the Barcelona first team with new records despite having played only one official game so far. The Argentine star never ceases to surprise us with more and more achievements. This season he will surely break or tie a couple of more feats.