Lionel Messi said he had never expected such a successful career after getting his fifth golden shoe on Tuesday to be the foremost goalkeeper in Europe last season.
Barcelona forward scored 34 times in La Liga last season to claim his fifth Golden Shoe award, which is more than Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo has won.
Messi pipped Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize after the Egyptian reached 32 times in the Premier League.
“When I started playing, I did not expect all of this. My dream was obviously to be a professional, but I did not think so much, Messi said on a Barcelona gala on Tuesday.
” This is thanks Be hard work and effort and above all my teammates. I have the best players in the world in their positions that play next to me and it makes everything easier and lets me win those prizes. “
Messi, who also won the Golden Shoe 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2016-17, led Barcelona to a league
Forward leader La Liga’s best scoring schedule with 14 goals in this campaign, more than any other player in the five biggest European leagues.