This defeat hurts because of the way it happened and because it broke our record of victories.
"Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi Cuccittini" is an Argentine professional Association football/footballer who plays as a Forward (association football)/forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and is the Captain (association football)/captain for the Argentina national football team/Argentina national team.
By the age of 21, Messi had received Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations. The following year, in 2009, he won his first Ballon d'Or 2009/Ballon d'Or and 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year/FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He followed this up by winning the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or/2010, and then again in 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or/2011 and 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or/2012. He also won the 2010–11 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. At the age of 24, Messi became Barcelona's List of FC Barcelona records and statistics#Top scorers/all-time top scorer in all official club competitions. In September 2014 he scored his 400th senior career goal for club and country aged just 27. In November 2014, Messi became the Spanish football top scorers#All time top scorers in La liga/all-time top scorer in La Liga, and the List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League top scorers/all-time leading goalscorer in the UEFA Champions League.More Lionel Messi on Wikipedia.
This is a re-debut. The first one was a bit short.
It was obvious from his first attack on me that he went in to kick me on the knee. It meant the second time he came in really hard, he was going over the ball with the intention of hurting me. That was why I jumped and that is the only reason he did not do real damage.
I want to avoid comparisons because for me there has never been anyone quite like him.
I rushed to get back before it was time.
We can't be overconfident. It happened to us when we were leading 2-1 in last year's game. Chelsea has players who can score two goals at any moment and we have to realize we have achieved nothing yet.
Something deep in my character allows me to take the hits and get on with trying to win.