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Lionel Messi has revealed the one area of his game he wants to improve on

The Barcelona superstar says he's still not a perfect player

We can probably all agree that when it comes to the ‘perfect’ player, Lionel Messi is pretty freakin’ close to the mark.

The Barcelona man has won countless honours in his career – including five Ballon d’Or titles – while many consider him the greatest player ever, ever.

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Maybe even better than this guy. 


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But according to the man himself, he’s far from perfect. 

In an interview with Blic, Mr. Modest revealed the area of his game that he wants to improve upon – and it might surprise you.

He said: “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 missed his last attempted penalty against Deportivo in December

Messi missed his last attempted penalty against Deportivo in December

A quick check of good ol’ reliable transfermarkt tells us the little magician has in fact missed 22 penalties in his career for both club and country, so maybe he’s got a point.

That includes the one against Joe Hart back in 2015.

Remember that?

Better times for Joe

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Better times for Joe


In a fairly interesting interview, Messi has also claimed that he’s unlikely to move into management once his playing days are done, and that he rarely talks about football when he’s at home and spending time with family.

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He said: “I will probably not be a coach after I retire, but there is enough time, I can still change my mind.

“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.”

We can only imagine.