- Lionel Messi insists he doesn't make noise about his success story as he aimed a dig at players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic who do so
- Messi revealed he now takes better care of his body after injuries
- The 32-year-old playmaker says that he could opt for a midfield role going forward
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi says he knows how good he is and doesn't need to make noise about achievements which seems to be a dig at Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
According to Daily Mail citing Marca, Messi, who is rated as one of the greatest players of all time hardly speaks about his achievements.
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“I'd rather people talk about me. I know what I am, what I did and what I can give, but I keep it to myself. People can have their say. I don't like to talk about myself, I like to talk about the collective,” Messi was quoted as saying to Marca.
The 32-year-old Messi, who is now approaching the latter stages of his football career, has struggled with different injuries over the last 12 months.
At the last count, Messi has featured in just five games across all competition, no thanks to foot and adductor issues.
Messi declared he now prepares for matches differently as well as taking better care of his body than he did in the past.
“It is difficult because your mind is fine; you think that you are 25 years old and that you can continue doing the same things [as before] at the time.
“But the body rules and there are circumstances in which you have to be more careful than before. Adapting to it requires a process and preparing differently for training and matches."
Messi has spent most of his career at Barcelona, while Ronaldo, in contrast, has plied his trade with clubs in four different countries.
The Argentine stressed he never had any intentions of leaving Barcelona.
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"Everyone looks for their targets and their experiences. I never had the need to leave the best club in the world, that Barcelona are, and where I enjoy training, games and the city. [The city to club dynamic] is very complete and I was always sure about the targets at this club [rather than going to] look for it elsewhere."
Legit.ng reported earlier that Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the highest paid celebrity on Instagram beating the likes of Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar and Ronaldinho.
The 34-year-old earned a staggering £38million on the social media platform last year which doubled that of his long time rival Messi.
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