You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.— Lionel Messi
The most cheerful Lionel Messi quotes that will activate your desire to change
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.
What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.
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.
We are not going to give up, we are many more who want to live in a world of peace, without hate and where respect and tolerance are the basis of coexistence.
You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough
Barcelona is my home and I hope that I stay here for many years.
There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.
My ambition is always to get better and better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to being badass nothing beats this It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.
Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift.
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.
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.
In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.
I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world
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.
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.
I just get on with my game and let the referees do their job.
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.
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.
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.
Ronaldinho was responsible for the change in Barça.
It was a bad time and the change that came about with his arrival was amazing. In the first year, he didn't win anything but people fell in love with him. Then the trophies started coming and he made all those people happy. Barça should always be grateful for everything he did.
My motivation comes from playing the game I love.
You know as a player that you won’t have many opportunities to play in World Cups - so you have to take them when you can.
We know that we are close to making history.
NO MATTER WHAT YOU ACHIEVE, EVERY SEASON IS A NEW SEASON.
WHAT YOU ACHIEVED THE SEASON BEFORE IS NO LONGER RELEVANT.
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.
There's no doubt. Its certain that ill be 100 percent
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.
Motivation is not something I struggle with. I love playing football, I love being in training.
When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary.
You have to show up in the World Cup, and in the World Cup anything can happen.
I repeat what I always say: I want the best for Argentina in every way.
I never try to make trouble for anybody.
It seems like people want to blame me for everything.
Whenever any issue arises, I'm said to have been involved even if I've had nothing to do with it. 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.
It's scoring goals that's great, whether against Brazil or anybody else.
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.
It is not coincidence that at Barcelona we have low-key lifestyles and we have been successful. We know we are football players and not movie stars.
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.
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.
Goals are only important if they win games
I have fun like a child in the street.
When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football.
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.
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.
From the age of three, I played every day-morning, afternoon and night.
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 never think about the play or visualize anything.
I do what comes to me at that moment. Instinct. It has always been that way.
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.