Lionel Messi says 'sacrifice' and 'dedication' the reason behind his success

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi also stressed the importance of training hard especially during off-season as once the season starts, training time goes down.

updated: August 06, 2013 16:34 IST
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Bangkok: Lionel Messi on Tuesday attributed his stunning achievements to hard work and sacrifice as his Barcelona side prepare for the first game of their Asian tour in Thailand.

The Spanish champions have returned to Asia three years after their last tour of the continent - home to a huge fan base and prime marketing territory.

After facing Thailand's national side on Wednesday, Barca travel to Kuala Lumpur to play a Malaysia XI on August 10 before returning to Europe.

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