Messi: 'Even now I think there is a lot more to come from me. I'm nowhere near my peak. I'm still young and still evolving as a player'
Messi: 'I will never stop learning. Even when I finish playing I will never say: 'I thought I was the complete player' because the older you become the more experience you gain. The older you become, the better you become'
Messi: 'Under Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, I have learned to play more tactically, which is what I most needed - what my game needed. From the tactical point of view it's been about knowing how to stop and think on the field when we don't have the ball. And that makes us better when we have it'
Messi: 'I always wanted to play professionally and I always knew that to do that I'd have to make an awful lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football; to achieve my dream. That's why I didn't go out partying, or do a lot of other things. I've always really liked football and I've always devoted a lot of time to it'
Messi: 'I am very competitive and I feel really bad when we lose. You can see it in me when we've lost, I'm in a very bad way. I don't like to talk to anyone. I just retreat into myself and go over the game in my head: the things that went wrong, what I did wrong, why we didn't win. Sometimes it can be torture'
Messi: 'I play the same, always the same whether it's a friendly, or for points, or a final, or any game - I play the same. I'm always trying to be at my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win. I cannot play any differently. I always want to win, no matter what'
- It really doesn't get any better than this guy. After years going through our La Masia youth system after arriving from Argentina at a very early age, it is clear La Pulga has learnt from the best and evolved into a better version of a mixture of all the classic Blaugrana heroes.
Leo has Cruyff's attacking mentality, Maradona's genius dribble and spark, Ronaldinho's explosive power and determination... but even better. His stats are second-to-none in world football, the guy doesn't seem to have any limits.
LEO MESSI: BLAUGRANA EVOLUTION, THE BEST PLAYER ON EARTH!!!!!