Lionel Messi has been talking about Barcelona’s aims for the 2020-21 season after collecting his seventh Pichichi trophy on Monday for finishing as La Liga top scorer last season.
The Barcelona captain finished top of the pile with 25 goals from 33 games and picks up the trophy for the seventh time in 11 seasons.
The Barcelona captain spoke to Marca after collecting the Pichichi about his team’s slow start to the season and admits they need to go on a good run of results to fire themselves up the table and back into contention.
“We are going to try and win everything, as is always the case with this club. We are improving little-by-little. It’s true to say that it took us a little while to get going in LaLiga. We shouldn’t have dropped so many points.
“I think we deserved more in the games against Alaves and Gefate, and also against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou. In those three games we created a lot of goalscoring chances, and if we had converted them, the situation in those games would have been different.
“Now the important think is to have a streak of good results in a few games order to move up the table. This takes time and with the pandemic all the games are very difficult. The truth is football has changed a lot, and it’s difficult for everyone, but step-by-step things will settle.”
Source | Marca
Messi was also asked about the prospect of winning the Pichichi again and typically admitted “it’s not something that worries me” because he’d rather land La Liga instead.
Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno is the early leader of the goalscoring charts in La Liga with eight goals from 12 games, while Messi is just two behind on six from 13 outings.