Photo: Lionel Messi ready to ‘meet Barcelona objectives’ in 2015

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The Argentina international has returned to Spain after a break back in native Argentina and looks determined to have a successful 2015.

After a festive break back in native Argentina, Lionel Messi has returned to Spain and has stated that he is ready to achieve Barcelona’s objectives in 2015.

The four-times Ballon d’Or winner posted the following update on his Facebook page and is seemingly determined to start the new year with a bang.

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It was a year of ups and downs for Messi in 2014. Injuries and fatigue took their toll at times for the attacker, while Barcelona ended last season without silverware.

He was part of the Argentina side that was defeated in the World Cup final in Brazil in the summer, but Messi was questionably awarded the player of the tournament accolade.

On the positive note Messi has continued to break individual records for both club and country and will continue to play a major role for the Camp Nou side in their quest for honours this season.

Messi is up against arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Germany’s World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for the 2014 Ballon d’Or award, which will be revealed at a ceremony in Zurich on January 15.

La Liga starts back this weekend after the festive break, with Barcelona travelling to take on David Moyes’ Real Sociedad on Sunday.

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