Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi spoke to Argentine cultural magazine La Garganta Poderosa for the outlet's special 100th edition and spoke on numerous issues including being economic in the use of commodities like water, electricity and food.
"It is essential, for those who need it most, to preserve all essential services in situations like this pandemic: water, electricity and even basic food," he said.
"Inequality is one of the great problems of our society and we must fight to correct it as soon as possible."
He talked about the need to celebrate the achievements of those who are helping out the society through their work during the pandemic. "It gives me immense pride to see how they get involved, even in times as complicated as the ones we are living in."
"The glasses that are raised at the end of this year should be for all the people involved in helping those who are most in need of it."
Messi recalled his beginnings in Rosario, his hometown, where he already stood out as a football star as a child: "At that time I couldn't even imagine how far those initial steps would take me in the neighborhood."
He also left a message for Argentines, and dedicated the victory against Bolivia to his countrymen. "What we Argentines are experiencing is very difficult. We wanted to bring joy to the people with this victory. I send a lot of strength to all of Argentina because I know it is a very difficult moment."