“Leo Messi Discusses Retirement from Football and Confirms Timeline”

Lionel Messi has admitted that the idea of him quitting football is no longer out of the question, and he admitted that he will hang up his boots when the time is right. Eight-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, who is currently playing at Inter Miami in the MLS, also revealed his shock at having to leave Barcelona in 2021.Lionel Messi injury leaves Tata Martino facing task of ‘replacing best player out there’

Lionel Messi has discussed the prospect of retiring from football and has admitted that he knows when that day will come.
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Although he is not suggesting the moment to hang up his boots will arrive anytime soon, Messi says he will be able to recognise when to stop and won’t continue playing longer than necessary.
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Having lifted the World Cup captaining Argentina in 2022, Messi received his record-extending eighth Ballon d’Or award in 2023, further enshrining his position as one of the sport’s greatest-ever players.
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20/03/2024 AT 23:16

After a glittering career that featured several fruitful years at Barcelona and a spell at Paris Saint-Germain, Messi, who is now 37, is currently playing for Inter Miami and acknowledges the day will come when he finally calls time on football.
“I know that the moment I feel that I am no longer able to perform, that I no longer enjoy or help my team-mates, I will quit,” he said in an interview on
“I’m very self-critical. 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’ll take it without thinking about age. If I feel good, I’ll always try to keep competing because it’s what I like and what I know how to do.”
Messi added: “I haven’t yet thought of what I’m going to do when I retire. Today, I try to enjoy the day-to-day, the moments, without thinking about life after [football].”

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