Messi publicly presented the Adidas Nemeziz 19.1
Leo Messi unveiled his new boots at a grand ceremony staged in front of a 1,200-strong crowd, which packed out one of the arenas at L'Hospitalet de Llobregat's Fira Gran Via. On display during proceedings were the sixth Ballon d'Or that Messi collected at the start of the month in Paris and the Nemeziz 19.1 boots. Meanwhile, Messi was joined by a group of YouTubers who showcased their e-game talents.
The boots in question are the Adidas Nemeziz 19.1, which Messi wore for the first time on 1 December at the Wanda Metropolitano. The boots have so far proved to be a lucky charm for the Argentine forward following an unbeatable first outing against Atlético Madrid as Barça ran out 1-0 winners, a triumph secured courtesy of an 86th-minute Messi winner. In his next game, against Mallorca, Messi claimed the matchball.
Secret to success: effort, hard work and perseverance
In reference to his current career status, as he approaches his 33rd birthday and on the back of securing a sixth Ballon d'Or, Messi, who was applauded throughout by the over 500 fans invited to the event, explained what he believes to be the key to his success: "Hard work, effort and the desire to better myself every day is what sees me improve and allows me to keep on looking to progress and learn".