FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi isn’t insusceptible from being criticised- even by his son Thiago. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is generally viewed as one of the best footballers to have ever graced the beautiful game.
However, the Argentine international, La Liga’s record goalscorer, affirmed in an interview that Thiago isn’t constantly awed with his performances on the pitch.
“[He] understands football more because he’s the biggest [of his children] and he talks about everything to do with football,” Messi told World Soccer.
“I have already had some criticism from him! Barcelona, La Liga, the Champions League… he follows it all. He likes it, he asks questions and he gives me pointers when things don’t go so well.”
Messi added he recently disliked to discuss about losing, but his son’s interest urges him to analyse the disappointing results.
“It’s not like that anymore!” Messi added.
“It’s always tough to manage the losses and the bad performances.
But Thiago forces me to talk about what happened and explain why we didn’t win. Now, we talk much more.”
Barcelona are in Copa del Rey action on Thursday, the cup holders trying to topple a 2-0 deficit when they welcome Sevilla to Camp Nou in the second leg of the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, in another developing report, Lionel Messi may rejoin Argentina for March friendly match ahead of the upcoming Copa America slated to take centre stage across the city of Brazil come June 14, the Argentine forward will end his national team sabbatical and return for upcoming friendlies against Venezuela in Madrid on March 22 and Morocco in Rabat.