Despite his global status as the best player on the planet, Lionel Messi has shrugged off suggestions that he is a 'superstar'.
The grounded Argentinian has been compared to such sporting legends as, Basketball icon Michael Jordan and Boxing great Muhammad Ali but Messi admits these comparisons make him feel uncomfortable.
It is, however, undeniable that Messi is one of the greatest sports personalities ever after picking up his fourth Ballon D'or title to cementing his place in sporting folklore. But never one to take to the media spotlight, Messi calls comparisons "Crazy" .
"It's crazy that I'm compared to athletes like Michael Jordan, Usain Bolt or Muhammad Ali," Messi was quoted as saying by El Periodico de Catalunya.
"I don't like comparisons, who am I to compare myself to someone else? I do my job and when (my career) is over we'll see how well I've done."
The Argentine then went on to stress that he is not easily satisfied with his own performances.
"The biggest critic of Messi is Messi. I know when I do things correctly and when I do them poorly. I'm my No.1 critic."
Messi managed to score 91 goals last year breaking Gerd Mulller's 30-year-old record, and looks well on his way to becoming the best player ever being only 25. He has managed a sensational 29 goals in just 20 La Liga appearances this campaign.
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