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January 13, 2016

10 Quotes by Messi To Get Your Game On

Text by Wyanet Vaz

Even if you’re no football fan, and are struggling at a desk job right now, these Lionel Messi quotes are all the inspiration you’ll need…

While the whole football galactica (besides CR7 fans) are raving over Lionel Messi’s fifth Ballon d’Or, we’ve rounded up 10 reasons why the Barcelona forward is one of our favourite power icons…

“The only thing that matters is playing. I have enjoyed it since I was a little boy. And I still try to do that every time I go out on to a pitch. I do it because I love it and that’s all I care about.”

“I always want more. Whether it’s a goal, Or winning a game, I’m never satisfied.”

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

“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’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. I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with.”

“Well yes, My family and my friends would tell me that I was better than the other kids. But,  I wasn’t playing football then just to be the best, I just wanted to have fun.”

“I became a father which is a big change. It makes you see things differently.”

“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.”

“Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better. 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.”

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


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