Just over one month, on 24/06/2020, Lionel Messi turns 33. Despite their aging but Argentine superstar is still the most important factor of the current Barcelona. Messi has 24 goals and 16 assists to the next 31 games for Barca before pausing 2019/20 season due to pandemic Covid-19.
According to comments from former teammate Xavi Hernandez - is currently coach of Al Sadd club (Qatar), Messi can still continue to devote more years at both the club and national team. Even, according to Xavi, striker nicknamed "La Pulga Atomica" (Fleas atom) can play professional football until age 40 to retire.
Xavi is giving Messi each scored goals when they stand in Barca
In an online chat via social networks Instagram recently with Samuel Eto'o, who is also a former Barca striker celebrated each alongside Messi, Xavi said: "Messi 5 or 7 years playing pinnacle again . He take care of themselves very well and can continue to play till 37, 38 or 39 years old. Messi will attend the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, I am sure of this. "
Xavi is as head coach at Al-Saad Club (Qatar) retired after more than 1 year ago. Legendary Spanish Barca were also contacted to return to the Nou Camp to lead the team to replace Ernesto Valverde Coach fired, but he refused and the opportunity given to Quique Setien.
Explanation of rejection back to lead Barca, Xavi said: "In January last the time is not appropriate to talk about that. I've had some discussions with (sporting director) Eric Abidal and (CEO) Oscar Grau. This is a great opportunity, but the situation is not appropriate.
I need to accumulate more experience. Led Barcelona has always been my dream, and as said many times, I wanted to do it in the future. "
Xavi expressed a desire to return to the Nou Camp and he led Barca's former teammate Messi
Time a player, Xavi had 17 seasons playing for Barcelona and is considered the "foot ball # 1" of the Camp Nou thanks to the vision tactical acumen and the ability to pass the ball Supercritical which partners his ex, while Messi has repeatedly benefited. Former Barca midfielder has won all the trophies, including 7 championship La Liga, Champions League and 2 4 European Super Cup.