Lionel Messi Attributes Football Talent to Being ‘Chosen by God’

Lionel Messi

Inter Miami superstar Lionel Messi reflected on his footballing talent, describing it as a gift from God during a discussion about his career.

Speaking to Argentina podcaster Juan Pablo Varsky while with the Argentina squad at the Copa América in the US, Messi expressed gratitude for his natural abilities.

“It’s very clear to me that I was born like this because God chose me,” Messi remarked. “It was a gift he gave me. I tried to take advantage of it, I did everything possible to squeeze the most out of it.”

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He continued, “The truth is, although I did many things, I did nothing to become the player that I already was when I was little.”

Messi, who began his career at Newell’s Old Boys and joined Barcelona’s youth team at 13, is widely regarded as the most decorated football player ever, having won the Ballon d’Or eight times and recently securing his 44th trophy by helping Inter Miami win the 2023 Leagues Cup in August.

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