The Argentine was quick to acknowledge his teammates.
"Itâ€™s incredible. I want to dedicate this to all of my teammates," said Messi. "Like Guardiola said, if we donâ€™t win anything collectively, we canâ€™t hope to win individual awards.â€ť
He once again had words of praise for Xavi: â€śI knew that if won that I would dedicate it to him. Itâ€™s the fourth year that weâ€™re here together. He also deserves it, because he's even better each year and he also wins a lot of titles, like the World Cup last year. We have a friendship that goes beyond any award.â€ť