Lionel Messi backed to break Dani Alves record by former teammate
Maxwell, former FC Barcelona and PSG left-back, has backed Lionel Messi to break a Dani Alves record.
Alves is currently the most successful player in world football, clinching a record-breaking 42 trophies for club and country during his illustrious career.
However, Maxwell, who played with Alves and Messi at Barcelona, is back the latter to break that record.
After Messi’s Copa America victory last summer, the Argentine is currently on 38 trophies and is almost certainly set to clinch another at the end of 2021/22 with PSG currently 12 points clear atop of Ligue 1.
Of course, with PSG out of the Champions League and Coupe de France, Messi will have to play at least one more season to beat or match the record, but Maxwell believes he can do it:
“He has every chance of breaking the record,” Maxwell said. “Playing at PSG, he has a great team around him and the possibility to win many more trophies. “Even now, with Dani in Barcelona, Messi has longer to go in his career. We never know how long Dani can go because he keeps pushing himself, but Messi is younger.”
PSG vs Marseille
PSG and Messi can take a major step towards the Ligue 1 crown on Sunday evening.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side face off with 2nd place Marseille at the Parc des Princes this evening.
Should PSG win, they would go 15 points clear of Marseille with just six games left to play.
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