Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or. See what he has to say about Barcelona

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Lionel Messi has been confirmed today as the best player in the world.

The Barcelona legend was crowned Ballon d’Or winner, for a record 8th time – beating Erling Haaland to the award.

Messi made it clear that Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side, whom he won everything with, is definitely the team in the history of the game.

Earlier, Messi had said that his current Argentina team reminds him of Pep Guardiola’s Barca he played for.

But he has further clarified his statement.

“I didn’t say that Argentina’s national team was close to Pep’s Barcelona, some took the statement out of context,” Messi said at the Ballon d’Or gala.

“Nobody doubts that this Barcelona was the best team in history and that it will be difficult to repeat it.”