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49 Inspiring Lionel Messi Quotes (BARCELONA)

Top 10 Most Famous Lionel Messi Quotes (BEST)

“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
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.
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.
You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.
You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.
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.
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.
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.
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.

“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
The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct.
The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct.
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.
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.
A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.
A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.
There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.
There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.

6 Inspirational Lionel Messi Quotes on Success

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
You can overcome anything, if and if only you love something enough.
You can overcome anything, if and if only you love something enough.
I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition.
I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition.
The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.
The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.
I think my desire to always get better, to always want more, to always be my top critic, and accepting the good and the bad.
I think my desire to always get better, to always want more, to always be my top critic, and accepting the good and the bad.
It takes sacrifice as well as talent.
It takes sacrifice as well as talent.

15 Lionel Messi Quotes on Football and Winning

“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
Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.
Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.
Sometimes you have to accept you can't win all the time.
Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.
In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.
In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.
When the year starts, the objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary.
When the year starts, the objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary.

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

“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
It's scoring goals that's great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.
It’s scoring goals that’s great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.
Being named among the best at something is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.
Being named among the best at something is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.
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.
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.
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.
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.

13 Lionel Messi Quotes About Life

“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
Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift.
Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift.
I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football.
I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.
Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children.
Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it, especially children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.
My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.
That's why I always focus on what I know, which is playing football, and try to be very careful with what I say because people always try and twist things.
That’s why I always focus on what I know, which is playing football, and try to be very careful with what I say because people always try and twist things.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with.
I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with.
This is much more than I dreamed about as a boy. I want to thank football in general for what it has given me.
This is much more than I dreamed about as a boy. I want to thank football in general for what it has given me.
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.
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.

5 Lionel Messi Quotes on Barcelona FC

“I’ve never stopped being Argentine, and I’ve never wanted to. I feel very proud of being Argentine, even though I left there. I’ve been clear about this since I was very young, and I never wanted to change. Barcelona is my home because both the club and the people here have given me everything, but I won’t stop being Argentine.”

Lionel Messi
Barcelona is my life, they have brought me to where I am today, I could not leave, I don’t want to leave. My heart stays with Barcelona.
Barcelona is my life, they have brought me to where I am today, I could not leave, I don’t want to leave. My heart stays with Barcelona.

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

“I want to concentrate on winning things with Barcelona and Argentina. Then if people want to say nice things about me when I have retired, great. Right now, I need to concentrate on being part of a team – not just on me.”

Lionel Messi

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