Lionel Messi has been talking about his free-kicks and explained how he has become such a dead-ball specialist.
The Barcelona captain has become lethal from set-pieces around the penalty area in recent seasons and says he has worked hard refining his technique.
“Recently I have been looking into it, and especially in free-kicks, to see if they [goalkeepers] move before, if they make a small movement, if not how they react, how they place the wall.
“It’s true that I am now studying this a bit more. Everything is work and training, I have been getting better with training.”
Source | La Liga
Messi also spoke about the amount of records he has broken during his career and reckons being La Liga’s top scorer is the one that means the most.
️ "To be the top scorer in #LaLigaHistory is very special. It's one of the best records I have."#Messi speaks to #LaLiga in an exclusive 90th anniversary interview.— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) December 26, 2019
Messi scored the 50th free-kick of his career in October in Barcelona’s 5-1 win over Real Valladolid at the Camp Nou.