Messi: I would rather win titles than score goals

Barcelona star has claimed that he would sacrifice personal success, if he was to see his club collect more silverware in the coming campaign
Lionel Messi admits that he would rather bring more titles to Camp Nou than repeat his 72-goal season.

Despite contributing massively to the Catalan giants' cause last term, Barcelona failed to win the La Liga title or the Champions League, which is something he admits he keeps track of.

"It was an unforgettable season. I don't put goals and numbers on my seasons, although I think the more titles the better," explained Messi, speaking to ESPN Deportes.

"At the beginning of the season I come out wanting everything, goals, titles, but a championship would be very desired by me."

The 25-year-old also spoke warmly of former manager Pep Guardiola, who upon his arrival to the club, kept their spirits high during a barren trophy-less spell.

"The morale in the dressing room was very bad, and he changed everything with his desire to win, his trust and his way of working. He treated every game the same," explained the Argentine.