'Would like to be able to go unnoticed,' claims Lionel Messi

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi moved to PSG from Barcelona in the summer
Lionel Messi moved to PSG from Barcelona in the summer / John Berry/GettyImages

Argentina icon, Lionel Messi has opened up on winning his seventh Ballon d'Or award and also spoke about his Barcelona departure, his first months at Paris Saint-Germain and his life in general

Messi recently won his seventh Ballon d'Or award, beating the likes of Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho to the honour thereby extending his lead over long-time rival to two awards.

"I'm happy with everything that has been happening. But, I do have to admit that sometimes I would like to be able to go out unnoticed and enjoy family time without being recognised. I'm not complaining, though, as it's always nice to receive a compliment or a smile or to be asked for a photo. I'm used to that and it has become normal for me," he told France Football as quoted by Marca.

"I am a different person when around those I trust, like my friends and family. With others, maybe I'm a little shy. With the people I know, I'm normal and in good spirits and try to enjoy every moment."

Messi has not had the best of starts to life in Paris, though he did register a hat-trick of assists recently and the French giants will hope that he finds his scoring boots soon and help them win their maiden Champions League trophy.