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Barcelona star Lionel Messi: I dedicate my goals to my grandmother

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has revealed that he dedicates every goal he scores to his grandmother.

The Argentine star, who points to the sky when he scores, says his late grandmother continues to help him despite not being able to see how far he has progressed.

"I am doing this because I dedicate my goals to my grandmother. She took to me to football but now she can't see how far I have come. Nevertheless, she continues to help me and my family," Messi was quoted as saying by Marca.

He added: "I started playing football because I loved it. And now I do it not just because football is my profession, but because I get great pleasure from the sport. I continue to treat it as a game."

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