One of Real Sociedad’s mainstay winger, Ander Barrenetxea, disagrees with claims that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is “finished”. According to him this is an absurd accusation.
As is known, Lionel Messi is currently 33 years old. He has entered his twilight years like a footballer in general. However, La Pulga emphasized that currently he still wants to continue his career as a player whether at Barca or not.
In terms of performance, Messi’s quality did seem to have decreased at the start of this season, but slowly he returned to finding his best game and began scoring goals against opponents consistently.
Even so, the public thinks that Messi is now not as bad as he used to be. The period of the Argentine mega star is claimed to have ended.
However, Wenger Real Sociedad Ander Barrenetxea insists that Messi is not at all finished. He said La Pulga was very capable of determining the final result of the match for Barcelona.
“I thought it was a joke that they said Messi was done. That’s absurd. He is the best player of all time and he can decide the game at any time, “he claimed to Marca.
Furthermore, Barrenetxea talked about Pedri, one of the young Spanish players who performed brilliantly with Barcelona in the last few matches.
Barrenetxea admits that he has known Pedri since he was in the Spanish National Team, and he admits that Pedri is a player who has extraordinary talent.
“I know him from the national team. Pedri is an extraordinary player, he changes according to his wishes, “he exclaimed.
He considered Pedri very worthy to play for the Barcelona regular team and meet Lionel Messi.
“If he is at Barcelona and becomes a regular player beside Messi, that is something he deserves. They did not give him anything. I am very happy for him, because he is very humble,” said Ander.
Unfortunately, Barrenetxea could not face Messi directly in the meeting between the two teams early morning WIB (14/01). In the Spanish Super Cup semifinal match, Barcelona won on penalties.