The veteran Argentine is understood for his respected goal scoring, however is eager to become more of a team player in the latter years of his career
Lionel Messi says he is now “less consumed with goals” throughout this phase of his career and is more concentrated on being a team player.
The 33-year-old is Barcelona’s all-time record goalscorer, with 635 goals in 734 appearances, along with contributing 256 helps during his 16-year Barca career.
The Argentine has become significantly competent at establishing his team-mates in the last few years and last season he climaxed for the most helps in a single La Liga campaign, laying on 21 goals for his team-mates.
” Today I am less consumed with goals, I attempt to contribute as much as I can to the synergy,” he informed publication Garganta Poderosa.
Messi likewise highlighted the neighborhood work happening back in his native Argentina to try and fight the devastating effect of coronavirus.
” In this pandemic, we need to maintain all the standard necessities like water, food and electrical energy,” added the striker, who donated around EUR1 million (₤ 907,000/$ 1.2 m) earlier this year to help battle coronavirus, split in between a Barcelona health center and medical centers back in his homeland.
” It makes me happy to see how people are getting included with working in neighborhood kitchens and dining halls in Argentina, especially in such difficult times as we are going through.
” Inequality is the most significant issue of our society and we must all interact to repair this.”
Messi likewise stated that any trophies Barcelona win this year would be in honour of those fighting Covid-19.
“The copas that are raised this year needs to be for all the people who are involved to help because way,” he said.
Messi has actually scored one goal in 3 appearances for Barca this season, after a rough summertime that saw him hand in a transfer demand following Barca’s 8-2 beating by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The striker– who has a EUR700 million release provision– was heavily linked to Premier League giants Manchester City, before eventually deciding to stay at Camp Nou.