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Leo Messi: Real Madrid is the best team in the world

Leo Messi recently shared his thoughts on various topics, including the possibility of reuniting with Neymar at Inter Miami, and his potential participation in the 2026 World Cup. In an interview with Pollo Alvarez, Argentina and Barcelona legend addressed the speculation about recreating the famous MSN trio (Messi, Suarez, Neymar) at Inter Miami. “We talk often! We even have a group chat with the three of us, including Luis. Ney speaks perfect Spanish” Messi revealed. When asked about recruiting Neymar to Inter Miami, he responded, “A little message to recruit him? No, I don’t know. The truth is, it’s difficult now. He’s in Saudi Arabia, and I think he has a year left on his contract. He had a tough year, where he was injured for a long time. So, it’s difficult now.” Messi did leave the door open for future possibilities, adding, “After that, I don’t know. Life takes so many turns that anything can happen, but I think, for now, no.”

Messi also shared his views on the best teams in the world, saying, “Real Madrid is the best team in the world, they have won the Champions League. If you go by results, Real Madrid is the best. If you go by level of the game, I think Manchester City are the best.” Additionally, Messi spoke about the possibility of being part of the Argentina squad for the 2026 World Cup. “It depends on how I feel, how I am physically, and being realistic with myself” he said. “There’s still a lot of time left… in quotes, ‘a lot and a little,’ because it goes by quickly, but there is still some time and I don’t know how I will be at that moment.”

Acknowledging the realities of aging, Messi noted, “Age is also a reality that is there, even though it’s just a number. The matches I will play now aren’t the same as those I played when I was in Europe competing every three days, either in the Champions League or in the league, whether in France or Spain.” Ultimately, his decision will hinge on his physical condition and performance. “It depends on how I feel and what I feel being alongside my teammates, and seeing if I am still up to the level or not… let’s see!” the 8-time Ballon d’Or holder concluded. As Messi continues to evaluate his future, both fans and analysts will be eagerly watching to see what the next chapters hold for one of football’s greatest ever players.