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Lionel Messi Quotes

Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest footballer of all time: The Goat. He has been dominating the world of football for over a decade and is still at the top of his game. But his success was not overnight. Throughout his iconic career, he has had his fair share of ups and downs but his thirst for perfection has made him what he is today.

The five time Ballon d’or winner, Messi, is not only a great player but also a great human being. Pep Guardiola once said these words about him:

“Don’t write about him. Don’t try to describe him. Just watch him.”

Below we will share some of the Life-Changing quotes by one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen, Lionel Messi.

25 Inspirational Lionel Messi Quotes

1. “Everything that’s happened to me in my career has been special, even the tough times because they leave marks on you that shape your life.” – Lionel Messi

2. “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.” – Lionel Messi

3. “There is no doubt. It is certain that I will be 100 percent.” – Lionel Messi

4. “You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough.” – Lionel Messi

5. “Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.” – Lionel Messi

6. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi

7. “Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.” – Lionel Messi

8. “What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.” – Lionel Messi

9. “Sometimes you have to accept you can’t win all the time.”  – Lionel Messi

10. “What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.”

11. “I have many years to get better and better, and that has to be my ambition. The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player.” – Lionel Messi

12. “When the year starts the objective is to win it all with the team, personal records are secondary.” – Lionel Messi

13.  “I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year, it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.”  – Lionel Messi

14. “It takes sacrifice as well as talent.” – Lionel Messi

15. “I’m never satisfied. I always push my limits and I always try to get better every day.” “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind, but with your instincts.” – Lionel Messi

16. “Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I am just happy with the ball at my feet.” – Lionel Messi

17. “You cannot allow your desire to be a winner to be diminished by achieving success before and I believe there is room for improvement in every sportsman.” – Lionel Messi

18. “Being a bit famous now gives me the opportunity to help people who really need it.” – Lionel Messi

19. “Motivation is not something I struggle with. I love playing football, I love being in training.” – Lionel Messi

20. I am more worried about being a good person than being the best footballer in the world.” – Lionel Messi

21. “If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer, I would willingly play for nothing.” – Lionel Messi

22. “I don’t need the best hairstyle or the best body. Just give me a ball at my feet and I’ll show you what I can do.” – Lionel Messi

23. “This is why I didn’t go out to parties and many other things. I am successful because I made sacrifices for success.” – Lionel Messi

24. “If I hadn’t had support, I wouldn’t have been able to fulfill my dreams.” – Lionel Messi

25. “I am a normal person. I have the same life as any human being. When I finish playing, doing my work, I have my family, my friends, and I live like any other person.” – Lionel Messi


“Some may have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for working harder than you.” – Lionel Messi

And there you have it… the best Lionel Messi quotes to inspire you reach for your potential.

Till next time,


PS – If you enjoyed these Lionel Messi quotes, then you’ll certainly enjoy these quotes from fellow footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

Aroze Shah is a professional blogger. As a writer, he is passionate about writing motivational articles in order to inspire people all around the world. You can find more of his work at