After FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi made a surprise remark about retirement recently, his Blaugrana teammate Luis Suarez has reacted to what the Argentine said.
After winning his sixth Ballon d'Or in Paris on Monday, the 32-year-old said he feels that the end of his career is approaching, although he did go on to say that, physically, he still feels good.
Messi's comments surprised many in the footballing world, especially considering the incredible consistency he continues to show, but Suarez believes his colleague was simply a little nervous when he made those remarks.
"(Messi) amazes me because he is a one-off and is making history," the Uruguayan told beIN SPORTS.
"As a friend and teammate, (the Ballon d'Or) makes me happy and proud because it's a beautiful moment for him.
"(His comments) were misinterpreted. When someone wins a Ballon d'Or, they are happy but also nervous.
"Leo is a human being and gets nervous like the rest of us. He wanted to say he might have to contend with retiring in a couple of years.
"It was misunderstood, but I'm sure Leo Messi will continue for a long while yet."
While Messi has contributed to 19 goals in 14 matches this season for Barca, Suarez has contributed to 13 strikes in 16 games so far.
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