Sport Lionel Messi: I'm less obsessed with scoring goals

03:10  16 october  2020
03:10  16 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has said he is thinking " less and less " about scoring goals at this point in his career. The 32-year-old has been one of the most "I think less and less about scoring goals . I ' m starting to step back more and more to be the creator rather than the one who finishes.

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who has represented the Argentina national football team as a forward since his debut in 2005.

Lionel Messi said he is less obsessed with scoring goals these days as the Barcelona and Argentina superstar eyes team success.

a man holding a football ball on a field: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi © Getty Images Barcelona captain Lionel Messi

Messi stands alone atop the all-time goalscoring charts for both LaLiga giants Barca and powerhouse South American nation Argentina.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner improved his record-setting international tally to 71 goals after netting in Argentina's 1-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Ecuador last week.

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– Lionel Messi . 7. “ Little by little , I ’ m getting better all the time. I’ve not lost the passion to play.” – Lionel Messi . 15. “ I ’ m lucky to be part of a team who help to make me look good, and they deserve as much 43. “I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with.”

When Lionel Messi scored his 86th goal of the season last Sunday, it was the trigger for the Barcelona forward to be showered with yet more First the Zambian FA claimed Kabwe Warriors striker Godfrey Chitalu had scored 107 goals in 1972. They are currently compiling evidence to

But Messi is prioritising team objectives, telling La Garganta Poderosa magazine: "Today I am less obsessed with scoring. I try to do my best for the team."

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Messi is Barcelona's all-time leading goalscorer with 635 in total, having debuted for the Spanish club in 2004.

Of those goals, 445 have come in LaLiga – a league record ahead of next best and former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (311).

The 33-year-old has also scored 115 Champions League goals, to go with 53 in the Copa del Rey, 14 in the Supercopa de Espana, three in the UEFA Super Cup and five in the Club World Cup.

Since debuting against Espanyol 16 years ago, Messi has won 10 LaLiga trophies, six Copa del Rey titles and the Champions League on four occasions.

In 2020-21, Messi has one goal through three LaLiga fixtures as Barca – under new head coach Ronald Koeman – look to bounce back following a tumultuous campaign, which saw the club dethroned by bitter rivals Madrid and humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Messi remains at Barca, despite handing in a transfer request at the start of the season amid strong links with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Lionel Messi is in dire need of a reliable support act at Barcelona .
PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: Messi's flame only burned for 45 minutes. It flickered in the second half, and was almost extinguished by Sergio Ramos' penalty that put Real Madrid ahead.Casemiro was booked for trying to scythe him down. Nacho should have been booked for actually scything him down, and it was his pass over the top for Jordi Alba that sent the left-back clear to cross for Ansu Fati to equalise.

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