Lionel Messi: 3 Reasons to Think the Modern Legend Has Yet to Reach His Peak

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Lionel Messi: 3 Reasons to Think the Modern Legend Has Yet to Reach His Peak
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Depending on who you ask, Lionel Messi is either the greatest player of his time or still fighting Cristiano Ronaldo for that honor.

Of course, many already talk about him as perhaps the greatest player of all time, and while I disagree with that idea, it is an argument that simply is not made about his rival.

Whether we admit that he is the best of his generation or not, there is no denying that Messi is defining the modern era of football.

Up until this point and potentially further, Messi is the face of football and his success with Barcelona has been historic. When looking at what he has already accomplished, it is not unfair to think that he is peaking or even already peaked.

Messi has already accomplished more at the age of 25 than most players will accomplish or have accomplished in their lifetime. However, just as his career gives reason to think he has peaked, there is also strong evidence to suggest that his best is yet to come.

This article lists three major reasons to think just that. After reading the piece, I hope you will be encouraged to discuss and debate this point.

If we are lucky, discussion may even avoid becoming a debate about Messi vs. Ronaldo or Messi as the greatest of all time.

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