Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi can still play at the highest level for another three or four years, Carles Puyol has said.
Puyol recently revealed that Messi will keep setting the standards at the top of the game, because he remains motivated and eager.
According to him, if the Argentine is lucky enough to not have any major injuries, we will have to wait a very long tme to see him stop performing.
He added that Messi is not just talented, he is also very hardworking and dedicated enough to be a role model for others.
His words, “He is now 33 years old and takes care of himself,”
“He is motivated and eager, and I think he has three or four years to go at this level if he is lucky enough to not have any major injuries and if he continues playing with the same desire to improve and keep winning, with that motivation.
“I think we still have Leo for a while.”
“I am sure that talent is not enough.
“Talent is needed, of course, but also work and dedication, a desire to learn and be motivated to seek new challenges every day. We have seen it in Messi.”
“He is not the same player today as he was when he started. He has been adding records and improving, he is a very complete player who can set the rhythm of the game, score free kicks, goals, give assists. He does practically everything!
“In the beginning he was very good, but one of those players who you give the ball and he does his individual move. He made the difference and scored goals.
“He was already very good [at a young age], but over the years he has become an even more impressive player, the best of all time.”