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Golden ball: "It was the Copa America that made the difference", Leo Messi explains his coronation

2021-11-29T23:06:10.183Z

He was already the only one to count six Ballon d'Or. Monday evening, after being crowned a seventh time, the playmaker of PSG and Arg



Messi, it is not worth adding more!

And if that was also how we recognized the stars, the real ones?

With this faculty which they have of being able to remain simple vis-a-vis the exceptional, this propensity to triumph with the modesty of the beginner.

By winning this Monday evening, his 7th Ballon d'Or, Leo Messi has pushed the lines a little more, pushed back a little further the borders of a reality that he had already propelled into another dimension.

After his coronation, unique, celebrated on the Châtelet stage in front of his peers, it is however escorted with incredible humility that the Argentinian presented himself at a press conference.

Winner in front of the one who was the big favorite of the ceremony canceled because of the Covid last season, did not fail to pay tribute to the Pole Robert Lewandowski.

“He had a great year,” explained L'Argentin.

With this ease of scoring, he has shown that he is a class striker.

He is in a big club, he will undoubtedly compete to win it next year.

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Asked especially about his personal case, Messi, of course agreed, that this seventh trophy is not something common. “I don't know if this record will ever be broken,” he explained, acknowledging that it was “something impressive. "

Lucid, the new PSG player was above all able to analyze the reasons for his success. More than his career with Barça, with whom he only won the Copa America, it was the victory with Argentina in the Copa America that propelled him to the top of the standings. “I had a good year at Barça, even though we didn't win a major trophy. It was the Copa America that made the difference. "A success that he considers, of course, as" a very special moment ". Winning in Brazil, at the Maracana, after having known so many difficult times and criticisms with the selection is really something. I could not see myself making my career without winning anything with the selection. "

He, who said he was "happy to have been able to give happiness to the Argentine people" does not intend to stop there.

"We will do everything to win a new trophy with Argentina, next year in Qatar," he slipped with a smile.

Is he thinking of an eighth individual Ballon d'Or?

“Not everything is time,” he retorted.

We will have to be good collectively, like at the Copa America with Argentina.

I will also have to adapt to my new club.

"A PSG to whom he offered his 1st Ballon d'Or in history:" A source of pride, he said.

It's an honor to be the first to win it with Paris.

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Source: leparis

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