Barcelona ace Lionel Messi has set his sights on becoming the club’s all-time top goalscorer, and admits he’s excited to write himself in to the history books.
The current holder is Cesar Rodriguez, who scored 235 times for the club, while Messi has netted 192 strikes since his debut in October 2004.
“I’m pretty calm about the record. I just take it a game at a time, but obviously I’m very excited about becoming top scorer,” Messi told Barca TV.
“Many years have gone by and it’s still the same player. Hopefully I can beat his statistics. I want to continue breaking records here.”
The Argentine international scored a hat-trick as Barca secured a 5-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
Messi, 24, scored his first competitive goal for the club against Albacete in May 2005, and will be hoping to add to his tally away at BATE Borisov in the Champions League on Wednesday night.