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Messi talks about how Eto’o inspired him to become a great goalscorer

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Lionel Messi won the Pichichi trophy for the best La Liga scorer of the previous season for the sixth time in his career.

Messi was both La Liga’s best player and scorer for the previous season.

He talked about how much the award means to him.

“Being LaLiga’s top goalscorer with what LaLiga in Spain means is special.

“Actually, I think it’s one of the more beautiful records that I have.

“It was hard at first, many times Eto’o told me ‘the day you start scoring, you will see…’ One day it all opened up and they all started going in,” Messi told La Liga’s official account.

Looks like Samuel Eto’o was a mentor from the shadows.

Both Ronaldinho and him had a great influence on Messi and it shows.