Lionel Messi believes La Liga is the “most important” competition for Barcelona, placing it ahead of the Champions League and Copa del Rey.
Across his trophy-laden career to date, the 32-year-old has lifted the La Liga title a stunning 10 times with four Champions League crowns and six Copa del Reys also to his name.
Speaking after receiving his sixth Golden Shoe on Wednesday, the Argentine attacker revealed his preference for domestic success, noting clubs stand a better chance of achieving in other competitions when they’re performing well in their own local leagues.
“The Champions League is something special for us and we want to win it every year,” Messi said.
“Although we know La Liga is the most important one because that will lead you to be competitive in the Champions League and the Spanish Cup.
“It’s difficult when you are not doing well in La Liga and trying to do well in the Champions League.
“It’s true we always speak about the Champions League but we don’t forget about La Liga and the Spanish Cup because we are Barcelona and we want to win all titles.”