Barcelona goal machine, Lionel Messi, has reacted to a standing ovation given him at the Benito Villamarin on Sunday by Real Betis fans, after he scored his 33rd La Liga hat trick in their 4-1 win.
The Argentina International opened the scoring with a free kick and added the second before half-time break when Luis Suarez made a fine assist.
Adding the third, his heroic skills drew attention from the betis fans who rose in ovation for him.
Responding, Messi told Movistar he has lost memory to when such an honour was done on him;
”I don’t ever remember a night like this being applauded by rival supporters.
”I’m really grateful for the way the fans responded. I honestly don’t remember an ovation like that [from rival fans],”He said.