SportsTalk reported on October 31 that Messi won the 2023 Golden Globe Award. This is Messi’s eighth Golden Globe Award in his career. At the press conference after the award ceremony, Messi answered questions from the media and talked about Paris, Mbappe, Barcelona and other topics.
What are you thinking about when you step on stage?
I am not thinking about anything except that I am happy to share this trophy with my fellow Argentines. This is an honor that belongs to the entire Argentine national team and the Argentine people. The victory in the World Cup is dedicated to the Argentine people, and I also think of Barcelona.
The significance of the eighth Golden Globe Award?
All Golden Globe Awards are special. I had great success at Barcelona, but my achievements in Argentina were even greater. Winning the World Cup was crazy and I hope we win the next World Cup.
Do you think you are the best in history?
I don’t know if I am the best, and I don’t ask myself this question. This is not what I am interested in. topic. People say I’m one of the best, and that’s an honor for me. All kids who play football want to be one of the best.
The influence of Paris on this Golden Globe Award? What kind of memories do you have left behind?
For some reasons I don’tI had to leave Paris, but I benefited a lot. I have good friends here, I am very happy, and my children also like this city and want to stay in France. From a competitive perspective, I didn’t live up to expectations, but I keep the memories of all the good things.
Would you like to display the Ballon d’Or at the Parc des Princes?
I’m not sure if (the public) wants me to present the Ballon d’Or at the Parc des Princes. I had a few words with Mbappe and asked how he was doing. We have a good relationship and play together in games.
Is this the best year of your career?
I don’t know, but this year is different than others. I’ve played in the best teams in the world, won the Champions League, won the Copa America, but the World Cup is special. This is the only thing I missed in the past, the most important thing, and what I have dreamed of since childhood. In Argentina (the World Cup) is so important and I have this chance to win it.
Have you considered returning to Barcelona to coach?
Coaching is not something that interests me. Now if I could go back to Barcelona, I would not take this position, but a collaboration could be considered. I don’t know how long I will continue to play, but I will continue to play. No matter what, I will always follow Barcelona and stay in touch with the club.