FC Barcelona – La Liga Mari Carmen Torres gives her opinion
It’s hard to believe that Lionel Messi still has records to break, given his career and all of his success. Although it’s incredible, it’s true.
On Monday night Messi will make history again, to further increase his legend, by equalling Xavi Hernandez‘s 767 games for Barcelona. The best thing, though, is that there is no ceiling above him and he will just keep on writing more and more pages of football history.
But with Messi, we see the effects of habituation: getting used to his greatness. We have seen him win so many titles, score so many goals and break so many records that we’re no longer surprised.
His achievements have become things that we hardly pay attention to. We think and say “oh, one more”. But every “one more” is a historic fact that only extraordinary players could have ever dreamt of, and we have the privilege of witnessing it.
He has six Ballon d’Ors, six Golden Shoes, he’s the player with more goals at a single club than anyone else, the Barcelona player with the most wins, and the one with the most trophies.
Of course his talent is recognised – how could it not be!? And it’s true that for so many he’s the best player in the world and of all time. But it’s also true that his endless winning has desensitised us to his achievements.
On Monday, Messi will level Xavi‘s record. He’ll beat it against Real Sociedad.
A lot of people are already wondering what will happen with him in June, but the best thing to do is to enjoy him today. Joan Laporta will look after the rest.