Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been snapped at a gym running on a treadmill watching his own goals on television while he trains.
The pictures of Argentine superstar Messi, 32, were taken at a gym in his native city Rosario located in the province of Santa Fe in northeastern Argentina.
The pictures show the forward running on a treadmill as he watches television which was seemingly showing some of his goals at the time.
A woman reported as Valentina snapped the pictures after walking into the gym and posted them on her social media which she captioned: “I went to the gym and saw Messi watching goals by Messi.”
Several netizens took to social media praising the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
‘_MauroHM’ said: “Did you really run into Messi? I would have had a heart attack.”
‘Pablojesus111’ commented: “Messi has a right to enjoy watching Messi too.”
‘nicolarocca_’ wrote: “How is it possible you did not hug him? I would have fainted if I found him in a gym.”
‘ouhlord’ said: “Messi is thinking ‘God! That man is good!’”
Messi will reportedly be on holiday until Thursday 2nd January – four days more than the majority of the Barcelona squad. Manager Ernesto Valverde has given the South American players some extra time for travel.
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Barcelona are set to play city rivals Espanyol on Saturday 4th January in their first match since their winter break.