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50 Lionel Messi Quotes About Soccer, Work & Success

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The Best Lionel Messi Quotes

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional soccer player, who has been playing for Barcelona FC his entire career.

Messi in considered to be one of the best soccer players in the world, and has one multiple awards throughout his career. He’s also one of the top 20 richest athletes in the world.

Here’s our powerful collection of the best Lionel Messi quotes on soccer, hard work and success:

 

50 Lionel Messi Quotes

1. “Barcelona gave me everything, they took a chance on me when nobody else would. I never have any desire to play for anybody else, I will be here for as long as they want me.” – Lionel Messi

2. “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

3. “I don’t know, I’ve liked football since I was a kid and I’ve always dreamt of becoming a professional footballer, I never thought of any other job.” – Lionel Messi

4. “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

5. “I’m always proudest whenever I’ve been part of a trophy-winning team. Lifting a title makes me feel so happy because it’s what I want to do in football: be successful.” – Lionel Messi

6. “It doesn’t matter if I am better than Cristiano Ronaldo, all that matters is that Barcelona are better than Madrid.” – Lionel Messi

7. “Little by little, I’m getting better all the time. I’ve not lost the passion to play.” – Lionel Messi

8. “Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.” – Lionel Messi

9. “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

 

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

 

11. “Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children.” – Lionel Messi

12. “Everything that’s happened to me in my career has been special, even the tough times because they leave marks on you that shape your life.” – Lionel Messi

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13. “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

14. “I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.” – Lionel Messi

15. “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

16. “It takes sacrifice as well as talent.” – Lionel Messi

17. “My ambition is to always get better and better.” – Lionel Messi

18. “Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.” – Lionel Messi

 

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19. “This is much more than I dreamed about as a boy. I want to thank football in general for what it has given me.” – Lionel Messi

 

20. “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

21. “Being named among the best at something is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.” – Lionel Messi

22. “Football has been my life since I was a kid. My style remains the same, I love every single minute I get on the pitch. I know I have a great responsibility, and that there are objectives to accomplish, but I try to have fun too, because that’s what i love to do.” – Lionel Messi

23. “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

24. “I still have a lot of room for improvement. For example, I want to shoot equally well with both feet.” – Lionel Messi

25. “I’m never satisfied. I always push my limits and I always try to get better every day.” – Lionel Messi

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26. “It was hard for me because it was such a big change. I left a lot behind in Argentina and unlike other children living at the Masia, I hardly ever got to visit my family. I only saw them once or twice a year and that was very hard for me.” – Lionel Messi

27. “My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.” – Lionel Messi

 

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28. “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instincts.” – Lionel Messi

 

29. “To be honest, I never realized it. I never really thought that I was going to be really good or not. I just wanted to make my dream come true.” – Lionel Messi

30. “Whether it’s a goal, or winning a game, I’m never satisfied.” – Lionel Messi

31. “Day-to-day motivation isn’t a problem for me.” – Lionel Messi

32. “I am a normal person. I have the same life as any human being. When I finish playing, doing my work, I have my family, my friends, and I live like any other person.” – Lionel Messi

33. “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

34. “I try to use pressure to help me in every game. Pressure helps me do things to the best of my ability. I like it. I don’t feel pressure; quite the contrary, because I always enjoy what I’m doing and that’s playing football.” – Lionel Messi

35. “I’m not the sort of guy who shouts and screams before a match.” – Lionel Messi

36. “It’s an honor to be recognized like that [the best player]. But Barca is not just Messi. Barca has very good players.” – Lionel Messi

 

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37. “On a personal note, I think it won’t be until after I’ve retired that I’m fully aware of what I’ve done or what I’ve gone on to achieve in my career.” – Lionel Messi

 

38. “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

39. “Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift.” – Lionel Messi

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40. “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

41. “Every time I start a year, I start with the objective of trying to achieve everything, without comparing it to how I’ve done in other seasons.” – Lionel Messi

42. “I am competitive and I feel bad when we lose. You can see it in me when we’ve lost. I’m in a bad way. I don’t like to talk to anyone.” – Lionel Messi

 

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43. “I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with.” – Lionel Messi

 

44. “I want to be world champion, but not to change the perception of others towards me or to achieve greatness like they say, but rather, to reach the goal with my national team and to add a world cup to my list of titles.” – Lionel Messi

45. “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.” – Lionel Messi

46. “Just to hear people saying and thinking that makes me very proud indeed. But I try not to think about it too much and just focus on enjoying everything that I have in this life.” – Lionel Messi

47. “Some people say my style of play is innate, but I’m not sure if that’s me or not. Honestly, I do play on instinct. On the pitch, I’m always looking for the best move or decision at any given time. I never want to do what the opposition would be expecting.” – Lionel Messi

48. “There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.” – Lionel Messi

49. “What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.” – Lionel Messi

50. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi

 

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