Paris Saint-Germain player Lionel Messi commented on receiving the Best Player of the Year award for 2022 from the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA).
The awards ceremony was held in Paris, France, in the presence of football stars from all over the world.
Lionel received the award for the best year of 2022 after winning the World Cup in Qatar with the Argentina national team.
Leo competed against the duo, Real Madrid player Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain player Kylian Mbappé.
Messi’s first comment after winning the World Player of the Year award
Messi said after receiving The Best award: “I am honored to be with Kylian and Benzema.”
And he continued: “I may seem nervous, but first of all I want to say that I am honored to be back again with Benzema and Mbappe, who had a wonderful year.”
He added, “I want to thank my family and the Argentine fans who lived through the moments with great passion.”
He concluded by saying: “Scaloni and the national team are part of this great job. It was a crazy year for me to be able to achieve my dream after a lot of struggle.”