With plenty of trophies, numerous records broken and still playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world, Lionel Messi will certainly go down as one of football’s all-time greats.
Given his mastery with the ball at his feet, many have expected Messi’s two sons – four-year-old Thiago and one-year-old Mateo – to follow in their father’s footsteps and become legends in their own right.
Apart from the fact that both are still children – therefore giving us no idea of what their interests may be – it has now come to light that one of Messi’s sons will likely not do so.
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Why? Well, Messi recently revealed on Uruguayan TV (as quoted by the Daily Mail) that Thiago is not a big fan of a beautiful game, and only attends home matches at the Nou Camp to see his best mate!
Messi said: “He does not like [football[ much, really. He goes because Benjamin [son of Luis Suarez] and some schoolmates go, but he is not a fan. He’s not like his [Suarez’s son] who is all day with the ball.”
Fair play to Thiago. We wouldn’t want to be the child who would consistently be compared to their legendary dad either!