Barcelona's Lionel Messi has somewhat surprisingly issued a warning to the rest of football that he needs to keep improving.
Statistically Lionel Messi is a footballing god. Will that do? No. I thought not, for it is getting harder and harder for people to come up with superlatives to describe the greatest footballer on the planet.
However, little Leo or is it King Leo? I'm not to sure, is keen to improve. Yes, he is keen to improve just a week after winning his fourth Ballon d'Or title and scoring a record 91 goals in 2012.
"I wish to get more title. My goal is to grow, not to stay with what I have. I always say that I have to improve on everything.
"These are prizes for the club, it shows the team we have. It’s spectacular, just as all the others were special. So I’m very happy."
Quite how is up for discussion but being someone who watches Barcelona on a weekly basis, although I can't pretend to be an expert, I can see where Leo is getting his idea from.
Attacking wise Barcelona are the best in the business but at times when going forward most of their play goes through the Argentine international.
Hence why players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic has moved on and David Villa finds it hard to get into the starting eleven.
So, if their is improvement to be made, I would say that Barcelona could use other options but that being said, look at how the Catalans and in particular Messi have played this season alone, they have been remarkable so why change something that isn't and isn't likely to be broken anytime soon.
Messi is as ever humble, as he was when he collected his fourth Ballon d'Or, preferring to praise his team-mate Andres Iniesta instead of doing a speech on himself.
So, maybe his comments about improvement are just another way of keeping his feet firmly on the ground or maybe Messi, who is only 25-years-old, having not entered his peak yet has plenty more to come.
If that is the case. Brace yourselves. Simply how much better can he be? Time will tell but if he continues to feel happy and comfortable at Barcelona, the Messi we will remember in 20 or 30 years time will be even greater than the one we have today.
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