Personal Records Are Good But I Prefer To Win Titles With Barca – Lionel Messi

Personal Records Are Good But I Prefer To Win Titles With Barca – Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi insists that his record-breaking 86-goal haul in 2012 will amount to nothing if Barcelona fail to win the La Liga and Champions League titles.

Personal Records Are Good But I Prefer To Win Titles With Barca – Lionel Messi

The Argentine star on Sunday, wrote his name in the history books by equaling and surpassing German legend, Gerd Mueller’s 1972 record of 85 goals in a calendar year with a first-half double that helped his side coast to an important 2-1 win at Real Betis.

But the 25-year-old was happier to highlight the win more than the record as his team eye a domestic and European double.

“I’ve said it a lot, it’s nice to beat records but the win for the team is what is important and the points difference at the top,” said Messi as Barcelona maintained their six-point lead over Atletico Madrid and 11-point gap on Real Madrid.

“My goals are to win titles with the team, the Spanish league, Spanish Cup or Champions League is more important than any personal records.”

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