Xavi Hernandez believes Messi can play until 40

first_imgFor the Spanish footballer, his former Barcelona teammate is capable of continue playing up to 40 years of ageSpanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez played with La Liga giants Barcelona from 1998 to 2015.And he was lucky enough to play alongside Argentinean star Lionel Messi.The former Blaugrana teammate believes Messi is capable of playing up to 40 years of age.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“Sometimes I think that he can play until he is 38, 39 or 40. He needs very little to be able to do that,” he told Catalunya Radio as quoted by Spanish newspaper Marca.“What do you lose as you get older? Your pace? Well, he won’t lose his mental speed. Messi is incomparable.”“I think that he would be able to play wherever he wants on the park,” he added.“He already drifts into the center of the field and is effective there, as he is at defending too because he is very strong mentally.”last_img

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