- Lionel Messi has explained that he is more focused on being a team player
- The Argentina international has been playing for Barcelona for the past 16 years
- Messi has won everything at the Nou Camp including six Ballon d'Or awards
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Lionel Messi who is the captain of Spanish giants Barcelona has stated emphatically that he is now more focused on being a team player and not obsessed with scoring goals.
The Argentina international is known for his superb and great skills of scoring goals considering the number of goals he has scored in his professional career.
Messi is currently spending his 16th season at Barcelona as he remains the highest goalscorer at the Nou Camp with 635 goals in 734 appearances so far.
During last season, Lionel Messi broke the record for the most assists in a single La Liga campaign laying on 21 goals for his team-mates.
On personal records, Lionel Messi has won all trophies with Barcelona and has also been decorated six times with the Ballon d'Or award.
The only title Lionel Messi has not won in his career is the World Cup and he will have another chance to try his luck in the 2022 edition of the championship.
According to the report on GOAL citing magazine Garganta Poderosa, Messi explained below.
“Today I am less obsessed with goals, I try to contribute as much as I can to the team effort. In this pandemic, we must maintain all the basic necessities like water, food and electricity,
“It makes me proud to see how people are getting involved with working in community kitchens and dining halls in Argentina, especially in such tough times as we are going through.''
Meanwhile, Barcelona are currently occupying fifth position on the Spanish La Liga table with seven points after three games played.
Lionel Messi says he is focused on being a team player this term at Barcelona.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Argentina on Tuesday night, October 13, came back from a goal down to beat Bolivia 2-1 in World Cup qualifier in which Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa scored the two winning goals.
Marcelo Martins Moreno scored the first goal of the match for Bolivia in the 24th minute after receiving a nice assist from Juan Valverde to give the host nation the lead.
Lionel Messi and his teammates at the national team tried all they could to restore parity after conceding the first goal, but they had to wait until the 45th minute before Martinez scored.
It was a difficult game for Argentina as they had to score the winner in this encounter in the 71st minute through Joaquin Correa. The victory was a great one for Argentina considering the awesome ways they celebrated their win over Bolivia.
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