Lionel Messi, star of Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentine national team, commented on receiving the International Federation’s Best Player of the Year award for 2022.
Messi said in his speech after receiving the award at a ceremony held on Monday evening in Paris: “It’s wonderful, it’s very nice to be on such a final list, along with Benzema and Kylian Mbappe, who had a wonderful year.”
The Argentine star added, “I am honored to receive the award. I would like to thank my teammates. Without winning the World Cup, we wouldn’t be here.”
And the former Barcelona star continued: “This award crowns the efforts of the whole team. It was a crazy year to achieve my dream after a hard struggle until I achieved the best of my career.”
The Argentine captain concluded his speech: “I thank my family and the Argentine people who lived through the atmosphere of the World Cup with great passion, and I kiss my children who are watching the ceremony and tell them it’s time for bed. “