Listen you're comparisons are utterly stupid and ignorant.A completely hypothetical and unjustified prediction, followed by “I rest my case”. No offence but your case is shite and has collapsed like a house of cards!
What makes you think a stronger, stockier, athlete like Messi wouldn’t be able to take as much punishment as someone like Caniggia?
Training back then is absolutely nothing like it is today. Obviously players are going to be physically fitter and stronger.
It's called technology, sports science and evolution ffs.
It's got fck all to do with size etc.
End of the day Messi as good as he is, isn't in the same league as Maradona and Pele.