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For Messi, family is above all else

Lionel Messi, Barcelona, La Liga
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Lionel Messi has won almost everything at the club level, but he wouldn’t trade his family time for any of the trophies he hasn’t won yet.

When you have everything as one of the most successful footballers in the world is hard to know what is valuable.

But for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, this is easy: family above all else.

“You grow and you learn. You gather experience in all aspects of life, on and off the field,” he told the club’s official website.

“But, as a human being, having three children changed my perspective on life, my way of thinking and it also helped me grow.”

“Even though there are few moments of respite at home with three kids, we try to enjoy every second with them, whether it is watching the TV, playing or whatever. We like to stay at home and enjoy these moments,” he added.

“My wife, Antonela, has lots of great qualities.”

Messi explained: “I really admire how she deals with the day to day, she is always in a good mood and she approaches problems admirably. She is highly intelligent and well rounded in all aspects of life.”

“I dream about winning more trophies on a collective level. To win another Champions League. That is the challenge we have, adding another Champions League to the trophy cabinet.”

“I always say that individual prizes are not my objective. The Best, or the Ballon d’Or or the Golden Shoe and less the goal of the year. If you get them, great: if not, no problem,” he commented.

“Now I play a bit deeper to pick the ball up from the midfielders. I don’t know what will happen in the future with my position.”