Lionel Messi Quotes

Who is Lionel Messi?

Lionel Andrés Messi is one of the greatest soccer players of his time. The Argentinian striker played for FC. Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

Born June 24, 1987

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Best 30 Quotes by Lionel Messi

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

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“From the age of three, I played every day – morning, afternoon and night.”

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“Give the opponents more than one reason to stare at your feet.”

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“Goals are only important if they win games.”

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“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.”

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“I am successful because I made sacrifices for success. This is why I didn’t go out to parties and many other things.”

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“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.”

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“I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.”

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“I have no intention of comparing myself with Maradona – I want to make my own history for something I have achieved.”

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“I never had any problems with my height. I was always the smallest kid, at school and in my teams.”

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“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.”

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

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“If I hadn’t had support, I wouldn’t have been able to fulfill my dreams.”

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“I think he's a very talented player, but he's not in the same class as me.”

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“In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.”

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“It takes sacrifice as well as talent.”

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“My ambition is always to get better and better.”

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“My motivation comes from playing the game I love.”

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“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.”

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

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“Sometimes, you have to accept you can’t win all the time.”

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“The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct.”

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

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“The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.”

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

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“When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary.”

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“You can overcome anything, if and if only you love something enough.”

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

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“There’s only one moment in which you can arrive in time. If you’re not there, you’re either too early or too late.”


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