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Lionel Messi has named the single aspect of his game he is still trying to improve

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Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest footballer in the history of the game but somehow manages to remain modest and remarkably humble.

He's leading La Liga's goalscoring charts this season with 15 goals and he's been the standout performer as Ernesto Valverde's Barcelona side run away at the top of the table.

The Argentine legend has won 31 trophies during his time in Catalonia and will be desperate to win his first silverware with his country at the 2018 World Cup.

Messi, 30, has reached four major finals with Argentina but has lost each one of them.

He retired from international football after missing a penalty in the 2016 Copa America shoot-out defeat to Chile but was convinced to return and single-handedly secured a World Cup spot for 'La Albiceleste'.

"It would have been crazy not to be in the World Cup," said Messi after Argentina secured qualification in dramatic circumstances. "The group deserved to qualify.

"It was unfair what happened in the World Cup and the two Copa Americas. We ended up suffering to enter this World Cup and hopefully we will get it once and for all."

Messi reveals what he still wants to improve

Many fans would agree that he is the greatest to ever play the game but Messi is still trying to perfect his all-round game.

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"I want to be perfect and yet there are some parts of game I have to improve to reach the maximum level. Which part? Penalties, I have to practice them more," Messi told Blic, as per Goal.

Barcelona's star man recently missed a spot kick in the 4-0 La Liga win over Deportivo but did convert from the penalty spot a week later in a 3-0 'El Clasico' win at the Santiago Bernabeu.

In his career, Messi has missed 22 of his 100 penalties - a 78% success rate is something most players would be extremely proud of.

Messi also spoke about the possibility of going into coaching and discussed his family life too.

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"I will probably not be a coach after I retire, but there is enough time, I can still change my mind," he added.

"At home we rarely speak about football, it has to be something special around Barcelona or Argentina to open discussion about football during family lunch.

"I live a perfectly normal family life. Yes, sometimes I wish I could take my family for a walk without fans stopping me at every step. It feels incredible to be a parent, a father, it is one of the best things that ever happened to me."

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