Despite turning 30, Lionel Messi only seems to be improving with age as the Argentinean faces five months that could see him as GOAT
It’s only February, the winners of all the major European leagues, the Champions League and perhaps most importantly, the World Cup, aren’t yet certain but there is no question who at this stage of the season is the best player on the planet.
Seven-points clear in LaLiga, still unbeaten, set to face Sevilla for the Copa del Rey and in the Champions League Last 16 against Chelsea, the Blaugrana are already dreaming of another historic treble.
With usual competitors Real Madrid a whopping 17 points off the pace, only a dramatic collapse would see Barcelona surrender the league title to Atletico Madrid, the Copa del Rey is one game away against a side Barca beat in the final two years ago, and so Messi could be given rare recovery time during the season run-in.
A fit and raring to go Messi for the Champions League knockout stages will be a huge advantage but Argentina too will be looking at the situation hoping that when June comes round, their iconic captain is in the best possible condition.