Messi cares more about Barcelona winning Champions League than goal record

Barcelona: Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has said that he would not care if he fails to add to his phenomenal goal haul this season as long as his team wins the Champions League on Saturday.

Messi is just one goal away from equalling Champions League’s highest scoring record in a season set by Ruud Van Nistelrooy.

The former Manchester United striker had scored 12 goals during the 2002-03 campaign.

“Goals are only important if they win you games. If I don’t score and Barcelona win the Champions League it’s unimportant whether I find the net or not. My interest is in the collective success of the team, not individual glory,” The Daily Mirror quoted Messi, as saying.

“I’ve not given any great deal of thought about not scoring in England. And I’m not driven by the desire to score more goals in a Champions League campaign than any other player. If it’s meant to happen, it will happen,” he added.

Barcelona will face United in the Champions League final on Saturday at Wembley Stadium, London.


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