Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has been named the La Liga player of the year by Marca for the 2017-2018 season. He was officially unveiled at an awards ceremony in Barcelona on Monday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Messi has said that he is enjoying the competitiveness of La liga this season.
He said “It’s good that the league is more competitive than ever,”There are no easy games. Anyone can beat anyone and that’s good for the spectators. I hope it stays like this.”
The Argentine player has now won the Alfredo Di Stefano Trophy for the sixth time in his career.
Messi just returned from an upper limb injury and scored twice as Barcelona were beaten 4-3 at home by Real Betis on Sunday. Barca are still first 1st place on the table with 24 points but are just one point above Sevilla, Alaves and Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid are still languishing in 6th place with 20 points.