Lionel Messi set two new data at the ultimate day of the La Liga season, even though he insists that private accolades do not make up for Barcelona completing 2nd absolute best to Real Madrid.
The Barca icon scored two times and registered an lend a hand as his aspect rounded off their league marketing campaign with a 5-Zero win at Alaves on Sunday, even though the Catalan giants have ended the marketing campaign in 2nd position and 5 issues at the back of their Clasico opponents.
Messi completed the season with 25 league objectives from 33 appearances to pick out up a file 7th Pichichi award for La Liga’s best goalscorer, another than the Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra’s tally of six.
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema completed 2nd within the standings after netting 21 objectives, with Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno 3rd on 18 objectives.
Messi additionally set a brand new file for essentially the most assists in one La Liga season when he teed up teen Ansu Fati for the hole function at Alaves, beating former teammate Xavi’s overall of 20 within the 2008/09 season.
“I always say that the awards and individual goals are secondary,” stated Messi after the fit.
“It is true that it could have been taken as an important achievement for being the seventh Pichichi, but I would have liked it to come accompanied by the league title.”
Barca will now face Napoli within the Champions League subsequent month, and Messi – who on Monday noticed his probabilities of profitable a 7th Ballon d’Or in 2020 scuppered – is searching for his aspect to refocus.
“We need some peace of mind, which hopefully we will get with this little break between competitions,” he informed newshounds.
“As I said the other day, it’ll give us the chance to clear our minds a little.
“We’ve said what needed to be said, we have been self-critical with ourselves. Nothing more needs to be said, now we just have to show it out there on the pitch.”