FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has spoken about the future of his footballing career, and addressed the question on when he is planning to leave the sport.
The Argentina international has once again been in sensational form for this Spanish giants, who have been at the top of the LaLiga table for pretty much the entire season.
In a recent interview, Messi opened up about what he would like to achieve in the near future, and whether or not he still sees himself playing the game for a few more years.
"That's the toughest question. I don't even know!" Messi told Spanish Football Federation Magazine when asked when he will retire from the game.
"My enthusiasm and hope keep growing every day. There are still a lot of challenges I'd like to complete collectively, more trophies, more goals.
"Now I find myself doing well but I don't know when I'll leave football, maybe it's a bit too early to think about that – though I'm conscious that day will come."
The 30-year-old has made 44 appearances for the Blaugrana so far this season, scoring 36 goals and assisting a further 16 strikes.
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