Barcelona legend Carles Puyol believes that superstar Lionel Messi will continue his heroics for a few more years still and can even better than he is right now.
Messi is set to overtake Puyol’s 593 appearances for the Catalan club when plays against Las Palmas this weekend and ahead of the milestone moment, Puyol has heaped praise on his former teammate. and hopes that the Argentine remains at the club for a long time.
In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, as reported by FourFourTwo, Puyol said, “Leo is going very fast. I hope that he plays 500 more matches for the good of football and if it can be in Barcelona that would be even better.”
“He is very complete, dominates many facets of the game and is sure to continue to grow and contribute more. He has won everything, is for me the best in history, and to continue with this desire to improve and to win is priceless.”
“I think 28-30 years is the best age for a footballer because you are mature, you understand the game better, you know what you want, you know how to take care of yourself, and so I think we have many years of Leo Messi.”Puyol also spoke about Barcelona’s form this campaign under new manager Ernesto Valverde and credited their attitude for their stunning form.
“I see them very well and they are winning everything. The result is important but I also see the team well, eager, with good attitude and that is what is important.”
Messi has already scored 12 goals this season and is set for yet another record breaking season with the Catalan side.