Lionel Messi mentioned he by no means anticipated to have such a profitable profession after receiving his fifth Golden Shoe on Tuesday, for being the highest goalscorer in Europe final season.
The Barcelona ahead scored 34 occasions in La Liga final season to declare his fifth Golden Shoe award, which is another than Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo has won.
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Messi pipped Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize after the Egyptian netted 32 occasions within the Premier League.
“Once I began enjoying I didn’t count on all this. My dream was, clearly, to be knowledgeable, however I did not think about a lot,” Messi mentioned at a gala in Barcelona on Tuesday.
“This is thanks to onerous work and energy and, above all, my teammates. I’ve the perfect gamers on this planet of their positions enjoying beside me and that makes every thing simpler and lets me win these prizes.”
Messi, who additionally earned the Golden Shoe in 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2016-17, led Barcelona to a league and cup home double final season.
The ahead leads La Liga’s high scorers chart with 14 objectives on this marketing campaign, greater than every other participant within the high 5 European leagues.