Messi: My mind went blank

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORT -

Lionel Messi made his­tory when he claimed the 2012 FIFA Bal­lon d’Or on Mon­day evening, be­com­ing the first ever player to be named as the world’s best on four oc­ca­sions - all of them con­sec­u­tive.

“It’s really nice to win it again, for a fourth con­sec­u­tive time. I'm really very happy. The fact is I en­joy the things that hap­pen to me, the awards I’ve won, and I hope I can now go on and win more ti­tles with my club and my na­tional team,” Messi said.

Messi went on to say he would cel­e­brate the award with his fam­ily as usual, and ad­mit­ted to feel­ing some­what taken aback when he was an­nounced as the win­ner: “My mind went blank and I couldn’t think of what to say. All the same, I’d like to ded­i­cate this award to my fam­ily.”

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