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Messi will finish 2020 on the podium of the players with most minutes in Europe

Published:22/12/2020 - 17:42h

Updated:22/12/2020 - 19:01h

Leo Messi is 33 years old now, but his minutes are still those of a player in his physical fullness. The Argentine will end the year 2020 in the third place of the players with the most minutes in Europe

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Leo Messi fulfilled 33 years the past 24 June, and although some say that the age is only a number, in his case this is every time less true. Year to year, the '10' of the FC Barcelona has gone going down his level futbolístico and also his figures goleadoras. This 2020, for example, goes to finish for him with so alone 24 goals annotated in 43 parties contested in this year natural.

The numbers of the rosarino go going down little by little and this so alone campaign great 9 targets in 17 meetings. Besides, it is necessary to stand out that 5 of these so many were of penalti and one of them was after the rebound of another maximum penalty. To the forward every time costs him more mark and be decisive with the ball at stake and, perhaps his age was the answer that explain why is not giving the level that expected of him.

With 33 years, the bajón physical of a lot of footballers is a reality and that is the reason whereby the trainers 'save' more to his veterans and usually give them more rest. The problem is that in the case of Messi neither Ernesto Valverde, neither Quique Setién, neither Ronald Koeman have given sufficient breaks to Leo so that the one of Rosario can be to his best physical level and mental in this 2020.

According to the new report of the CIES on the accumulation of minutes, the attacker of the FC Barcelona is the third player with more minutes in the legs this year. So alone Harry Maguire (4.745) and Rubén Dias (4.344) surpass to the Barcelona in this 'top 10'. The culé has played 4.293 minutes, an authentic atrocity that situates him just by behind the central of Manchester United and Manchester City, respectively.

Messi plays too many minutes

It is a madness that a footballer that is more near of the 35 that of the 30 was in the podium of players with more minutes contested. From this statistics can understand much better because the one of Rosario is not physically in his best moment and costs him more leave rivals backwards, find positions of shot, and, in general, be the decisive that it was does only a pair of years.

Koeman Has tried to give him something of break this campaign and gave him rest in two parties of Champions, but to these heights seems insufficient. The '10' needs to play less to be better in the decisive meetings of the campaign in which the Barça need his best version. If the Dutch technician does not learn to use to Leo, will be almost impossible that the six times Balloon of Gold surrender to his best level.

Classification of players with more minutes in 2020

  1. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) 4.745
  2. Rubén Dias (Manchester City) 4.344
  3. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 4.293
  4. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) 4.164
  5. Bruno Pacheco (Ceará SC) 4.162
  6. Romelu Lukaku (Inter) 4.144
  7. Victor Lindelöf (Manchester United) 4.142
  8. Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid) 4.123
  9. Jesús Navas (Seville) 4.110
  10. Callum McGregor (Celtic) 4.106

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