Lionel Messi believes he has become more of a team player than he was earlier in his career.
Less me, more team, says Messi
The Barcelona superstar has been in typically incredible form this season, scoring 34 goals in all competitions for Ernesto Valverde's LaLiga leaders.
Three of those came over the course of a 4-1 aggregate victory against Chelsea in the last-16 of the Champions League that concluded with a 3-0 win at Camp Nou this week, where Messi also supplied a wonderful assist for Ousmane Dembele.
100 - Lionel Messi is the second player in Champions League history to score 100 goals, after Cristiano Ronaldo (117). Milestone. pic.twitter.com/BDFRj9xWPI— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 14, 2018
In an interview with America TV's La Cornisa programme, the 30-year-old explained he has given greater attention to the latter side of his game over recent years.
"Before, I tried to steal the ball and make my play," he said.
"Now, I try to make the team play more, pass the ball more and not be so defining or selfish.
"I try to move the team from another position. I run the same as I always did, but in a different way."