Xavier Hernández Creus, popularly known as Xavi has said that Messi would lead Argentina national team to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Xavi, played alongside with Messi at Camp Nou before he left the Blaugrana in 2015 for Al Sadd.
The Spaniard believed that the 32-year-old can continue playing until the age of 39.
Xavi maintained that the Barca number 10 always takes good care of his body.
Xavi during an Instagram chat with another former-Barcelona striker, Samuel Eto, said: “He still got five or seven perfect years left in him.
“Messi takes good care of himself, and he can keep playing until he is 37, 38, or 39.
“He will play at the Qatar World Cup, I am sure.”
Messi had scored 24 goals in all competitions for Barcelona so far this season before the campaign was suspended due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world.