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NgTrends Opinion – What Messi Should Know About Becoming A Football Legend

NgTrends Opinion – What Messi Should Know About Becoming A Football Legend


CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 10: Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina celebrates his second goal against Panama during a match in the 2016 Copa America Centenario at Soldier Field on June 10, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Argentina defeated Panama 5-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Having lost the match against Chile, Messi decides to quit his football career. The  29 years old footballer has been very  successful through the years, always wining for his club Barca but on the contrary, he  feels disappointed that when it comes to playing for his home country Argentina, he never seems to win. Messi, who has severally won best footballer of the year, aspires to be a legend in football.

Recently, he laments over his loss to Chile in the just concluded football match because he aspires  to maintain his profile as the world’s  best player not just for his club, but also for his country.Due to his auspicious performances in football, he fetched himself the credit of being  compared with Maradona, a football legend who made massive impact during his time.  So in order not to face the shame of  degradation and being referred to as a failure, he decided to quit.

Messi crying

The question here is, is  quitting really the best thing to do? In my own opinion, i think as it is said that ‘Rome is not  built in a day’. So quitting his career because he failed is totally out of place. Winners never quit and quitters never wins.

It takes a lion’s heart to be successful in life because, life itself is unfair, it does not only give you what you want; If not, those born in poor homes wouldn’t have agreed to come from there. Life is a battle we all must fight and a challenge we all must face.

Abraham Lincohn was seen as a  failure. he failed severally quite alright but at last, he  became successful. Thomas Edison, the man who invented electric bulb also failed many times before he became successful. So every failure is a stepping stone to achieving greatness in life.

It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said as i quote ” Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you aught to do, some blunders and absurdities has crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; you  shall begin it sincerely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense”.

If it was conceived in Messi’s heart to become a football Legend someday, quitting wouldn’t be an option because what the man can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. Quitting can only act like a camouflage. It can, being able to cover pimples on your  face with concealer does not permanently remove it. it is better to face reality. The truth is it is not wrong to fail, but when you fail, stand up, dust off your clothes and move on, that is what true success entails.