Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
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You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.
There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.
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.
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.
I always thought about carrying on training and working, chasing my dream.
We will not take Arsenal lightly for one minute, as they showed in the two matches against us last season that they can be dangerous opponents if we lose our concentration for a moment.
My ambition is always to get better and better.
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.
Of course money takes that worry out of your life and enables you to provide for your family - but if it was playing professional football for free or choose another living, then I would choose football every time.
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.
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.
Being named among the best at something is special and beautiful.
But if there are no titles, nothing is won.
I repeat what I always say: I want the best for Argentina in every way.
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.
My motivation comes from playing the game I love.
I just get on with my game and let the referees do their job.
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.
Barcelona is my home and I hope that I stay here for many years.
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.
Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.
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.
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.
At Barca we trained every day with the ball.
I hardly even took a step running without a ball at my feet.
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.
In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.
I always had the same style of play. I didn't really worry about people kicking me.
You have got to love the game.
I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world
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.
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.
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.
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 had said I didn't mind which shirt I played in, but coming from Diego, № 10 is very special.
My ambition is always to get better and better.
FROM THE FIRST DAY YOU ARE TOLD IF YOU WANT TO BE THE BEST THEN STAY OUT THE NIGHTCLUBS!
My family was always present when I needed them and sometimes felt even stronger emotions than me.
Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift.
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.
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.
From the age of three, I played every day-morning, afternoon and night.
Motivation is not something I struggle with. I love playing football, I love being in training.
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.
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.