Leo Messi talks about his retirement from football and makes clear when it will happen


Leo Messi recently took part in a long chat on the Big Time podcast where he was asked about the dreams he still has to fulfil.

During the conversation he opened up, to the point that he even discussed his future.

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“On a sporting level I was lucky enough to be able to achieve all my dreams and the truth is that I can’t ask for more,” said Messi.

“Thank God he gave me so much on a professional and human level, as well as with my family, my friends. I try to enjoy everything God has given me so far, which is a lot.

“I know that the moment I feel that I am no longer ready to perform, that I am no longer enjoying myself or helping my team-mates. I’m very self-critical of myself, I know when I’m good, when I’m bad, when I’m playing well and when I’m playing badly.

“When I feel it’s time to take that step, I will take it without thinking about age. If I feel good I will always try to continue competing because that’s what I like and what I know how to do.”

However, Messi pointed out that he hasn’t given much thought to hanging up his boots just yet.

“I haven’t thought about it yet, at the moment I try to enjoy the day to day, the moments, without thinking about the future,” said Messi. “I don’t have anything clear yet, I hope to continue playing for a while longer, which is what I like.

“When the time comes I will surely find my way to what fulfils me and what I like and a new role.”

As for the Argentina national team, Messi said that “winning the World Cup was magical for us, our families and the whole country, it will stay with us for the rest of our lives. I would probably have left the national team if we didn’t win the World Cup, but luckily it happened and we gave Argentina another title,” he said.

His departure from PSG

Messi also talked about his exit from Barcelona, which he followed up by joining PSG.

“It was difficult to leave for PSG, because I was doing very well at Barcelona and I was thinking of staying there. I wasn’t ready to leave, it all happened very quickly, I had to rebuild my life from one day to the next,” he said.

“I got to know another league, another club, a new dressing room. It was a change that we weren’t looking for and that’s why it was difficult at first.



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