Lionel Messi created another history after scoring the 644th goal for Barcelona in the match against Valladolid this Tuesday. And by doing that, he broke the long-standing record of football legend Pele for scoring the highest number of goals for a single club. However, his former teammate and former Catalan captain, Carles Puyol, believes Messi still has at least three years left in football.
With Barcelona, the Argentine footballer already achieved the Spanish league a record ten times. Besides, he also achieved the Copa del Rey six times, UEFA Champions League four times, and many other domestic and international trophies. Moreover, he also proved his individual prowess after achieving the Ballon d’Or a record six times now.
Carles Puyol believes Lionel Messi has many more years left at the highest level of football
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While talking about Lionel Messi, former Barcelona star Carles Puyol said, “He is now 33 years old and takes care of himself.” He then added, “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.”
The Spanish star said, “I think we still have Leo for a while.” He then also talked about the talent of Lionel Messi, and said, “I am sure that talent is not enough.” He added, “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.”
Lionel Messi 644th Goal For Barcelona
Puyol said, “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!” He then added, “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.”
The former Barcelona captain said, “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.” He then further added, “When he arrived he showed that he was a very good player, but not even those who trusted him the most could have imagined what he has become.”