Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi insists that being a team player is more important to him than any individual honours that come his way.
The 25-year-old is widely recognised as the greatest player in the world and has been named World Player of the Year three-years running, whilst also winning the Balon d'or twice for Europe's best player.
But Messi - who has won five league titles and three European Cups with Barca - insists winning with his team-mates is the most important thing to him.
"I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else," Messi told Spanish daily EL Pais.
"I am more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy. I like to score goals but I also like to have friends among the people I have played with."
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