Lionel Messi quotes

  • What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Soccer #Football #Play

  • I would pass onto any young player to enjoy your football, play your football as you want to play the game, try and enjoy it and make the most of it.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Player #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.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Soccer #Crazy #Team

  • Many years ago when I first started my career Maradona told me "to enjoy and play as you know", and that's stayed with me ever since and is the best advice I've been given.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Years #Play #Careers

  • Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Son #Men #World

  • Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Motivation #Games

  • The best decisions aren't made with your mind, but with your Instinct.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Decision #Mind #Instinct

  • Barcelona is my home and I hope that I stay here for many years.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Home #Years #Barcelona

  • I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I'd have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Dream #Football #Sacrifice

  • The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn't know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Careers #Ideas

  • There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Winning #Games #Important

  • 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.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Team #Winning

  • It's not so easy for us when we play teams who have a different mindset, like Chelsea or Inter Milan, because they have the intention of trying to stop us rather than playing a game that is more attractive for the spectators to enjoy.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Team #Games #Play

  • I have changed nothing, my style of play is still that of a child. I know that above all it is my job and that I should approach it in another way, but one must not lose sight of the fact that football is a game. It is imperative one plays to amuse oneself, to be happy. That is what children do and I do the same thing.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Jobs #Children

  • You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Believe #Desire #Rooms

  • 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.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Opportunity #Goal #League

  • Whether it's a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game - I play the same. I'm always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Team #Winning

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

    #Sports #Character #Winning

  • When it comes to being badass nothing beats this It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Badass #Years #Beats

  • My ambition is always to get better and better.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Ambition #Get Better #My Ambition

  • Nah, I've always had a great relationship with my two brothers, I have always had their support in my football and in everything. They've been very close to me and we have a great relationship.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Brother #Two

  • Goals are only important if they win games
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Winning #Games #Goal

  • I don't need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball at my feet and I'll show you what I can do.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Feet #Giving

  • I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Support #Tea

  • I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Football #Children

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

    #Team #Winning #Years

  • You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Dream #Hard Work #Fighting

  • In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Motivational Sports #Mean

  • Give the opponents more than one reason to stare at your feet.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Soccer #Feet #Giving

  • My motivation comes from playing the game I love
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Motivation #Games

  • I am the same person as always and I have the good fortune to play in a great team. It was an historic year for Barca and for me but it's thanks to the work of everyone.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Soccer #Team #Years

  • I am the happiest man alive and I am happy for myself, for my family and for my country.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Soccer #Country #Men

  • I had said I didn't mind which shirt I played in, but coming from Diego, â„– 10 is very special.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Soccer #Mind #Special

  • We have demonstrated that we are the best, I'm also happy because everyone seems to enjoy our football, whether or not they are Barca fans. All over the world, I've heard people saying that they have been enchanted by us. This type of football deserves to be rewarded with titles.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Soccer #Football #People

  • 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.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Motivation #Team #Feel Better

  • Argentina is my country, my family, my way of expressing myself. I would trade all of my records for the World Cup trophy.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Country #Argentina #Records

  • We know that we are close to making history.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Soccer #Making History

  • Motivation is not something I struggle with. I love playing football, I love being in training.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Motivation #Struggle

  • A lion doesn't concern himself with the opinions of a sheep
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sheep #Lions #Opinion

  • 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.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Kids #Player

  • Being named among the best is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Beautiful #Sports #Special

  • For my part, I try to do my bit to make people's lives more bearable, in particular children across the globe who are having problems.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Children #People #Trying

  • Barcelona is my life. They have brought me to where I am today. I could not leave, I don't want to leave. I know the Premier League is very good. But I cannot see myself playing in England because my heart is with Barcelona, always.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Heart #League #Want

  • You have got to love the game.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Games

  • There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child. I always help in any way I can, even if it's just by signing an autograph. A child's smile is worth more than all the money in the world.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Children #World #Way

  • I go out and do the best I can in each game, and I don't think about the fouls other players will commit or whether I might be injured. It only does you harm to worry about those things.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Thinking #Player

  • You have to show up in the World Cup, and in the World Cup anything can happen.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #World #Cups

  • It's scoring goals that's great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Goal #Scoring Goals #Brazil

  • I repeat what I always say: I want the best for Argentina in every way. I never try to make trouble for anybody.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Trying #Argentina #Want

  • I know how important it is to have a helping hand. In my childhood I had difficult times because of hormonal problems. If I hadn't had support, I wouldn't have been able to fulfill my dreams.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Dream #Hands

  • There's no doubt. Its certain that ill be 100 percent
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Doubt #Certain

  • We are at a good level. Our secret is that we play the same way against each opponent.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Soccer #Play #Secret

  • I've always really just liked football, and I've always devoted a lot of time to it. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day. I like going out, but you have to know when you can and when you can't.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Football #Home #Kids

  • My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Stronger #Emotion

  • It takes sacrifice as well as talent.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Sacrifice #Talent

  • I use Herbalife products on and off the field for energy and focus. That way I can play my best game
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Games #Play #Focus

  • The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Player #Thinking

  • At Barca we trained every day with the ball. I hardly even took a step running without a ball at my feet.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Running #Feet

  • I never think about the play or visualize anything. I do what comes to me at that moment. Instinct. It has always been that way.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Thinking #Play

  • 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.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Team #Player

  • Every year I try to grow as a player and not get stuck in a rut. I try to improve my game in every way possible. But that trait is not something I've worked on, it's part of me.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Player #Years #Games

  • I still have a lot of room for improvement. For example, I want to shoot equally well with both feet.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Sports #Feet #Rooms

  • You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Ifs And #Overcoming #Enough

  • I'm lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much of the credit for my success as I do for the hard work we have all put in on the training ground.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Team #Hard Work #Training

  • Sometimes you have to accept you can't win all the time.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Winning #Sometimes #Accepting

  • Ronaldo was my hero. I loved watching players like Zidane, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo, but Ronaldo was the best striker I've ever seen. He was so fast he could score from nothing and could shoot the ball better than anyone I've ever seen.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Hero #Player #Zidane

  • When my son will be born, my first goal will be for him. The rest, will be as always for my grandmother.
    -- Lionel Messi

    #Son #Grandmother #Goal

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