The Argentine thinks about retirement.
It is something that soccer enthusiasts and fans alike are not prepared to witness. Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have greatly contributed to the sport, and their absence from the playing fields as professional players will be sorely missed.
Lionel Messi’s recent move from the elite realms of European football to the lower-level league in the USA suggests that he may not have much more to offer to the game he has dominated for so many years. Joining Inter Miami as his new team for the upcoming season, retirement is already on his mind.
“I believe that regardless of what happens in the future, one should always strive and inspire the newer generations. It is my hope that they will appreciate and defend my legacy,” Messi expressed his thoughts in relation to the impact he could leave on future players, including his own children if they decide to pursue a career in football.
This is how Leo wants to be remembered as a player
“I want to be remembered as a humble and decent individual, beyond my accomplishments in sports. Specifically, I would like my teammates and those who truly knew me to remember me as a person of integrity,” La Pulga (nickname for Messi) revealed in an interview with Argentine Public TV.