Andres Iniesta can see no end to Lionel Messi’s brilliance and believes Barcelona’s record goalscorer can continue to dominate the game for many years to come.
The Argentina international is showing few signs of slowing down in his 30s and is on course to claim a third straight Golden Shoe for the most league goals in Europe.
Messi has 33 in all competitions with Barca still fighting on three fronts as the twilight of the season approaches.
They lead the La Liga table by seven points from Atletico Madrid, face Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg on Wednesday and must bypass Lyon to reach the Champions quarter-finals.
Iniesta watched the 31-year-old progress from La Masia into the first team and then become arguably the club’s greatest ever player, and feels there is no stopping Messi in his current form.
“I continue to enjoy his game,” said the Spain World Cup winner. “He is and remains an exceptional player who makes the difference.
“He scores more goals than anyone else and still gives a lot of assists. He can do whatever he wants, as long as he wants.”
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