Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi has said that individual records do not matter to him, but the number of titles he won with Barcelona that matter to him. The 25-year-old Argentine scored 73 goals in all competitions for Barcelona, which is now a world record. Despite this, Lionel Messi failed to win the league title and also defend the Champions League crown. Real Madrid managed to lift the league title after four seasons without a major trophy, while Chelsea managed to win their first ever Champions League title. Despite scoring 73 goals in all competitions for Barcelona, Lionel Messi missed the crucial penalty against Chelsea in the semifinals.
The Barcelona superstar has said that the penalty miss still hurts a lot because it would have given his side a route into the final of the competition. No team has managed to lift the Champions League title in successive seasons since the inception into the current format in 1992. Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo may have scored only 50 goals in all competitions for his club, but he helped them lift the la Liga title and also helped Portugal into the semifinals of the Euro 2012. Lionel Messi has said that individual goal scoring records do not matter to him.
“I’m not looking to beat my tally of goals, that is not my objective. I want to try and develop as a player and to give more to the team. I hope I still have margin to continue improving. My objective is to win more titles. Tito helped me improve a great deal when I was younger. I never imagined I would run into him again in the first division, but I am very pleased to have him here,” said Messi. Messi will be hoping to reclaim both the la Liga and Champions League titles this season.