Inter Miami forward, Lionel Messi has said he was able to achieve his dream after winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Messi was speaking after winning his eighth Ballon d’Or title on Monday night in Paris.
He won the men’s award following his outstanding season for Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina
Messi scored twice during the final in Qatar, while also scoring during a penalty shoot-out, to help the team defeat 2018 winners France.
He also scored a whopping 32 goals in 55 games across all competitions for PSG, to help the side clinch the Ligue 1 title.
‘It’s nice to be here once more to enjoy this moment,’ Messi said.
‘To be able to win the World Cup and achieve my dream.’
Didier Drogba, who was leading the ceremony, asked if this Ballon d’Or was more special, considering it came from winning the 2022 World Cup, to which the 36-year-old replied: ‘They’re all special.’
He added: ‘I couldn’t imagine having the career I’ve had and everything I’ve achieved, the fortune I’ve had to be part of the best team in history.
‘To win the Copa America and to get the World Cup after all those difficult moments in the national teams,’ continues Messi.’