Nou Camp legend is as respectful as he is talented.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi does not believe his side is the best team in history despite their domination of the Spanish and Champions Leagues.
The 23-year-old has already won everything possible in the Barca shirt including five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues.
It has been suggested Pep Guardiola’s side is the greatest football team ever in the history of the game, beating the likes of AC Milan, Holland and Brazil.
Since he took over the side in 2008, Barcelona have won three La Ligas, two Champions Leagues, a Copa del Rey, two Spanish Super Cups, a Uefa Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
But Messi does not think this qualifies them as the best team ever and also reveals the secret behind their success.
“I would not say we’re the best team in history because there has been great teams at different times, but we have shown that it deserves to be remembered,” he told Il Mattino.
“I try to stay calm in good times and bad. There is no secret to the great season of Barcelona, only self-reliance and hard work.”