Argentina and Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi won a record sixth European Golden Shoe award last night and the 32-year-old highlighted the importance of two of his team-mates who helped him notch up this honour.
This is the third successive year that the striker has won the award, which is given to the player with the most goals in the top-five European Leagues with Messi also winning the gong in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Since the 25th of October in 2014, the day Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez started playing together, the duo has scored 421 goals and provided 71 assists to each other. [sport] pic.twitter.com/DvpI8h78Gl— barcacentre (@barcacentre) October 4, 2019
Messi who is considered as the greatest player in the history of the sport is known to be very humble and in his award speech he revealed the importance of the whole team and in particular the contributions of striker, Luis Sarez and left-back, Jordi Alba.
“Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba, who are here, are two of the biggest reasons why I can receive this award. Without my team I could never have won one, this is a trophy for everyone, a recognition of the entire dressing room," Messi said as quoted by Football Espana.
The 32-year-old netted 36 goals in La Liga last season which means that he earned 72 points for his performances and it was not limited to the league itself, with a further five coming in the Copa del Rey and 10 in the UEFA Champions League.