"I think it's a joke that they say Messi is finished, it's absurd. He is the best player of all time and he can decide a match at any time" said Ander Barrenetxea.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are in their 30s and have still managed to play without any problem.
Ander Barrenetxea, the 19-year-old winger at Real Sociedad, believes that Messi is still the greatest of all time and such claims about the age are “absurd” when it comes to Messi. About the match between the two clubs, Real Sociedad and Barcelona, he said:
“To be able to play a Supercopa, after having always seen it on TV, is a blessing for me. “We've earned it with our work and we're going to enjoy it and compete in it. We will go out to win as always, knowing that they are a great team.
“I think it's a joke that they say Messi is finished, it's absurd. He is the best player of all time and he can decide a match at any time. Let's hope that it won't be on Wednesday. Let's play a great game and get to the final.”
He also added his comment about Pedri: “I know him from the national team,” Barrenetxea said. “Pedri is an incredible player, he turns as and when he wants. If he is at Barcelona and is a regular next to Messi, it is something he deserves. They have not handed him anything. I am very happy for him, because he is very humble.
“I have also seen Bryan Gil doing what he is doing at Eibar since he was 16 years old, when we were with the Under-16s. I haven't seen a full-back who's stopped him all game. There are very few with his quality.