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    After Messi we´re doomed

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    Quote Originally Posted by raki View Post
    After Messi we´re doomed
    No we're not.
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    5/10

    Messi(30)
    Suarez(30)
    Busquets(29)
    Iniesta(33)
    Pique(30)
    Rakitic(29)

    6 out of 10 outfield starting players will be way past their prime within 3 seasons.

    Umtiti, Dembélé and Coutinho is a promising start to replace what we have but nowhere near enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursegor View Post
    5/10

    Messi(30)
    Suarez(30)
    Busquets(29)
    Iniesta(33)
    Pique(30)
    Rakitic(29)

    6 out of 10 outfield starting players will be way past their prime within 3 seasons.

    Umtiti, Dembélé and Coutinho is a promising start to replace what we have but nowhere near enough.
    Alba is the one I'm most worried about, once he loses his speed he won't be nearly as effective as he is now. Busquets is already a turtle and was never quick to begin with, he could play well till he is 35. Messi can be moved to midfield eventually if we get the right players for defensive cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albo View Post
    Alba is the one I'm most worried about, once he loses his speed he won't be nearly as effective as he is now. Busquets is already a turtle and was never quick to begin with, he could play well till he is 35. Messi can be moved to midfield eventually if we get the right players for defensive cover.
    In my opinion players all decline around 33, irrespective if they were reliant on physicality or not. Xavi was also never strong or fast or athletic but couldn't keep up physically at that age. Now imagine Busquets AND Messi in a midfield role. Will never work, not even if you put 23 year old Vieira alongside them.

    Messi playing in midfield until he's 40 just because he can pass well is a pipe dream, football is a lot more physical than that, only few exceptions like Zanetti could do it (unbelievable for a fullback no less).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursegor View Post
    Messi playing in midfield until he's 40 just because he can pass well is a pipe dream, football is a lot more physical than that, only few exceptions like Zanetti could do it (unbelievable for a fullback no less).
    I'm somehow convinced Messi will play football until 2022 World Cup, no matter what. He shouldn't pass on the opportunity of breaking few World Cup records the least. Only three players have managed to appear in 5 World Cups - Antonio Carbajal (Mexico), Lothar Matthäus (Germany) and Gianluigi Buffon (Italy, actually he didn't play a single minute in any of the matches in France 1998). Also there is the overall appearances record held by Lothar Matthäus - 25 matches. Messi has played in 15 World Cup matches so far.

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