Lionel Messi has claimed the ‘Pichichi’ Trophy awarded to La Liga’s top scorer over a season for the record seventh time in his career.

The Argentine scored 25 goals in 33 matches, a distance ahead of second placed Karim Benzema of Real Madrid.

Karim Benzema on his own part failed to score against Leganes, meaning the Argentine has officially won the Pichichi Trophy for a record seventh time, surpassing Telmo Zarra’s total of six.

After the game against Alaves, Messi was ask by a reporter about his achievement in front of goal.

“Pichichi award? It’s secondary to me. I wish we had won La Liga, like last year.”

He added “The attitude and commitment that the team has shown today is the way forward. We leave with better feelings thinking about the Champions League.”

The main thing, which is internal self-criticism, we already did. We haven’t had a good season either in terms of performances and in terms of results, today the attitude was good. What the coach said is true, we’ve had good moments, but we need to be more regular.

We need this break, have peace of mind and refresh.
we’ve already said everything we need to say. We need to stabilize now. We don’t need to talk anymore. We need to show that we’ve made a change.”

Barcelona will look to replicate their convincing win against Alaves in their champions league second leg meeting with Napoli at the Camp Nou.