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Messi: Why I Don't Talk About Myself Like Ronaldo

While Cristiano Ronaldo is often outspoken about believing he is the world's best player, Lionel Messi has now explained why he chooses not vindicate himself like the Portuguese seemingly does.

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The Argentine superstar picked up his sixth European Golden Shoe on Wednesday, extending his own record over longstanding rival Ronaldo, who has won it four times.

After the awards ceremony, he sat down with Marca for an exclusive interview, and was asked why he does not vindicate himself like, for example, Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic do.

"I'd rather people talk about me. I know what I am, what I did and what I can give, but I keep it to myself," he answered.

"People can have their say. I don't like to talk about myself, I like to talk about the collective."

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Messi, who began the 2019/20 campaign with some injury problems, also admitted that he has had to get used to looking after his ageing body.

"It is difficult because your mind is fine; you think that you are 25 years old and that you can continue doing the same things (as before) at the time," he explained.

"But the body rules and there are circumstances in which you have to be more careful than before.

"Adapting to it requires a process and preparing differently for training and matches."

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Messi is expected to return to action on the weekend, when Barcelona face Eibar in a LaLiga fixture.

Do you think Messi is more humble than Ronaldo? Have your say in the comments section below.

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