Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has revealed that his oldest son Thiago is a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and other big names in football.
Barcelona forward Messi, 32, revealed his two older sons Thiago, 7, and Mateo, 4, are football fans during an interview with Spanish newspaper ‘Mundo Deportivo’.
Messi said: “The two older ones are showing more dedication to the ball. Thiago and Mateo are the ones that understand the most.
“They come to the pitch and training sessions and are usually close to me.”
Messi revealed his oldest, Thiago, is a huge football fan and admires several footballers saying: “He talks a lot about Luis (Suarez), with whom we have the best relationship, about (Antoinne) Griezmann, Arturo (Vidal) since the first day because of his hair and all that.
“Also about people from outside, (Kylian) Mbappe, Cristiano (Ronaldo), Ney (Neymar). Yeah, Thiago knows them all, he asks questions and likes it a lot.”
The Barcelona icon went on to say: “A lot has happened to me both in sports and in my personal life.
“I am married with three kids and I have many years of experience in the first team. I think I have developed a lot in both areas.”
Messi and his wife Antonella Roccuzzzo have been married since June 2017 and have three children together, Thiago, Mateo and baby Ciro who turns one in March.
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