Lionel Messi is the star of Gatorade’s news animated film, #HeartOfALio. Heart of a Lio follows the inspirational journey Messi has been on to get to where he is today and looks ahead to potential World Cup glory with Argentina.

Throughout his youth Messi faced challenges, including a growth defect and negative press. However, these were triumphed by the footballer’s mantra: ‘If you have a dream to chase, nothing can stop you’.

The 4-minute film shows Messi as an infant, youth player and Barcelona superstar. The film demonstrates Messi’s desire to win a World Cup and ends with the tag ‘Gatorade: Win from Within. The video has been shared on Gatorade’s official social media channels, as well as Barcelona’s and Messi’s; and has already received over 13.1m views.