Lionel Messi left an impression on fans after addressing his Ballon d'Or wins and legacy

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Despite being one of the most famous athletes in the world, Lionel Messi rarely gives interviews.

Aside from the odd chat in press conferences or the mixed zone, the Barcelona star is not often quizzed by journalists and only a handful of in-depth conversations are released every year.

Messi's private nature should certainly be respected but it's perhaps a little disappointing that football fans don't get the same kind of insight on his career.

For example, players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Eden Hazard speak to the press more often and have a greater number of quotes doing the rounds.

Nevertheless, whenever Messi does speak out in an interview, the footballing world takes notice.

Messi's latest interview

That's certainly the case with his latest appearance, chatting with Unisport while taking a break from filming his latest Adidas advert.

A full video of the interview has since been uploaded to YouTube and sees Messi discuss a number of the most important moments of his career.

He reflects upon making his Barcelona debut, the famous celebration in the 2009 Champions League final and his development as the club's captain.


Fans love Messi's humility

However, what stood out the most for football fans in the comments section was Messi's answers when asked about his five Ballon d'Or wins and how he would like to be remembered.

Plenty of other players would have taken the time to bask in their achievements, but that wasn't the case for Messi and his remarkable humility was noticed by everyone who watched.

"Well, I don't think I've done anything decisive to achieve success or win titles. It comes when God decides and chooses, there's no fixed time," he remarked when about the Ballon d'Or titles.

And when asked about his legacy, he replied: "In the end, everyone will remember and think of you what they want - and they're free to do so."

Unsurprisingly, those incredibly selfless answers drew plenty of compliments in the comments section and it seems that Messi's fans have fallen even more in love with him. 


Comments on YouTube

One wrote in reply: "'How would you like to be remembered?' Messi 'In the end everyone will think of you what they want and they're free to do so.' That is CHARACTER. Period."

Another penned: "Same question different answers. Cristiano: 'My legacy will be great in my opinion.'
Messi: 'In the end everyone will remember and think of you what they want - and they are free to do so.'"

And a third reacted by saying: "'How would you want to be remembered? In my head: The greatest of all times. In Messi head: however the people want to."

Check out the full interview and all of the reaction down below: 

Do you think Messi is the greatest player of all time? Have your say in the comments section below.

Along with the full interview, you can check out here. 

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