If we talk individual success, no one has had a season like Lionel Messi. The Argentine magician scored 51 goals and provided 22 assists last season. Most forwards would give an arm and a leg for such a season in their career. However, as far as trophies are concerned, Messi doesn’t have much to show for.
Barcelona won the La Liga. However, they crashed out of the Champions League semi-finals with a humiliating 4-0 defeat to eventual winners Liverpool. They failed to accomplish the domestic double when they lost the Copa Del Rey final against Valencia a few days later.
Lionel Messi had the perfect chance to seal his name on the trophy by winning the Copa America. However, his disappointing run in the tournament and Argentina’s 3rd place finish has made the road ahead difficult. Messi will hope that his individual performance doesn’t get ignored by the glory of trophies and his La Liga victory and solo exploits help him land the prestigious award.