Lionel Messi reveals he has no more dreams to achieve within the sport of football

Lionel Messi reveals he has no more dreams to achieve within the sport of football

Inter Miami and Argentina forward Lionel Messi has recently made a candid admission about where he stands in the game after all these years.

An eight-time Ballon d’Or winner and World Cup winner, the Argentine has now revealed he has no more dreams within the sport.

Lionel Messi reveals his state of mind about football

Messi was in conversation with a reporter as he continues his recovery from a muscle injury that kept him out of action during this international break. He was asked about what his dreams in football currently are.

Upon hearing the question, Lionel Messi was quick to reply saying he is content with what he has achieved so far.

Journalist: “Do you have any other dreams?”

Messi: “Not with football, no. I have accomplished what I wanted to.”

The 36-year-old’s comments come after having achieved nearly everything there is to in the sport. Argentina winning the Copa America in 2021, followed by their triumph in the World Cup a year later, ensured Lionel Messi has won two of the biggest major trophies for his country.

Now it seems that Messi is focused on enjoying his football for club and country while his playing days last. He will look to recover from injury and get back on the pitch soon.

The Argentine’s career in numbers

Lionel Messi made his professional debut for FC Barcelona in 2005, marking the beginning of a stellar career. He went on to make 778 appearances for the club, scoring a whopping 672 goals and providing 303 assists. The Argentine is the club’s all-time record scorer and also leads the LaLiga all-time scoring charts.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi with the Champions League trophy in 2015. (Getty Images)

He has won 12 league titles in his club career, with 10 for Barca and two for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). With Barca, he won seven Copa del Rey, seven Supercopa de Espana, three UEFA Super Cups, four UEFA Champions Leagues and three FIFA Club World Cup titles.

Messi has made a staggering 180 appearances for Argentina, scoring 106 goals and providing 56 assists. He is his nation’s all-time top scorer and has also made the most appearances. With La Albiceleste, Messi is a World Cup and Copa America winner.

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