Lionel Messi yet again makes history as he surpasses Karim Benzema to win his 7th Pichichi award.
Messi secured the Pichichi award yet again as La Liga’s leading goalscorer as he ended the season with 25 goals.
“I always say that the awards and individual goals are secondary,” Messi said when asked about winning the award.
“It is true that it could have been taken as an important achievement for being the seventh Pichichi, but I would have liked it to come accompanied by the league title.”
“We need some peace of mind, which hopefully we will get with this little break between competitions,” Messi told reporters when asked about preparations for the return to European competition.
“As I said the other day, it’ll give us the chance to clear our minds a little. “We’ve said what needed to be said, we have been self-critical with ourselves. Nothing more needs to be said, now we just have to show it out there on the pitch.”
Messi was further happy with his team’s effort in the Alaves game.
He told Movistar: “As coach (Quique Setien) said the other day, we have had some very good games, some very good moments. But we have to do that more consistently now.
“Today, we saw something else. It was a difficult game to play and the team responded differently in attitude and commitment. It is a step forward for what is to come.