Lionel Messi Quotes That Will Help You Reach Your Goals

Lionel Messi, a former Argentina international and forward for the FC Barcelona senior team, is an Argentine forward. In addition to being considered the best player in the world and considered by many as the best of all time, Messi is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. A phenomenon in every sense of the word. 

I hope his quotes will encourage you to live your dreams and achieve them.

Powerful Messi Quotes

  • “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
  • “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.”
  • “Money is not a motivating factor…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.”
  • “When the year starts, the objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary.”
  • “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. But that trait is not something I’ve worked on, it’s part of me.”
  • “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.”
  • “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
  • “Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.”
  • “The day you think there are no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.”
  • “Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born, and thanks to God for this gift.”
  • “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.”
  • “I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.”
  • “I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition.”
  • “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.”
  • “My ambition is always to get better and better.”
  • “You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough.”
  • “Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.” 
  • “I don’t consider myself the greatest player in Barcelona’s history. Because I know it’s Ronaldinho. I still remember that he was the one who assisted my first ever Barcelona goal. He wasn’t simply passing the ball, he was passing the torch to me.”
  • “In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigor and precision.” 
  • “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instinct.”
  •  “I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I’m not enjoying it, I will leave football.”
  • “I never think about the play or visualize anything. I do what comes to me at the moment. Instinct. It has always been that way.”
  • “I think my desire to always get better, to always want more, to always be my top critic, and accepting the good and the bad.”
  • “For my part, I try to do my bit to make people’s lives more bearable, in particular children across the globe who are having problems.”
  • “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 gave me everything, they took a chance on me when nobody else would. I never have any desire to play for anybody else, I will be here for as long as they want me.”
  • “I don’t know, I’ve liked football since I was a kid and I’ve always dreamt of becoming a professional footballer, I never thought of any other job.”
  • “I’m always proudest whenever I’ve been part of a trophy-winning team. Lifting a title makes me feel so happy because it’s what I want to do in football: be successful.”
  • “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.”
  • “I’m never satisfied. I always push my limits and I always try to get better every day.” 
  •  “Day-to-day motivation isn’t a problem for me.” 
  • “I’m not the sort of guy who shouts and screams before a match.” 

Messi’s remarkable speed, composure, control, strength, and control are impossible to match. As a person with so many qualities, we can learn a great deal from him. Which Lionel Messi quotes are your favorites? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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