Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was awarded his fifth Golden Boot

19 December 2018 16:02 GMT

Lionel Messi’s has bagged his fifth Golden Boot, as he overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo as the Portuguese has four scoring 34 league goals in La Liga.

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“I did not expect all of this when I started,” said Messi as he received his gong via marca.

“My dream was to be a professional, to be able to succeed in football.”

“I enjoy the work, the effort and, above all, the teammates,” he added when asked about what he likes about football.

“I am in the best team in the world, I am next to the best in the world in their positions and that makes everything easier [when it comes to] winning these awards.”

The 31-year-old also spoke about Lyon whom they are paired with in the last 16 round draw of the Champions League.

Lyon was not the strongest name [in the hat], but it will be complicated,” said Messi.

“They were equal when they played [Manchester] City; they will be difficult to advance against.

“It’s a long way away, a lot of things can happen between now and February.

“We don’t know how they’re going to be, how we’re going to be, but we know it’s going to be a complicated game.”

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