Messi was the highest goal scorer, highest assist provider and best player in the South American tournament. Monday’s ceremony saw Robert Lewandowski finish second while Chelsea’s Jorginho settled for third.
“it’s Incredible to be here again,” said Messi. “Two years ago I thought that it was my last year and now I am here again. I am very happy, very excited and wanting to fight for new challenges.”“I do not know how long I have left but I hope it will be a long time. I want to thank my teammates from Barcelona and PSG, and especially the Argentina team.
I won this award and I had the feeling that I was missing something and this year I was able to achieve it.“A large part of this trophy is because of what we did in the Copa America, so thanks to my teammates, this is also yours. My wife, my children, my father, my mother are here.”