Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players to have played the game of football. His immense contributions towards FC Barcelona and Argentine have earned nonstop praises.
The Argentine’s elder son seems to be following football keenly. The kid has often been present at Nou Camp whenever he watches his dad represent his club.
Barcelona’s captain has said that Thiago is always not impressed with him and his club. Besides, he added that his son would explain the faults they faced when something goes wrong.
Speaking to the media, Messi said “[He] understands football more because he’s the biggest [of his children] and he talks about everything to do with football,”
Like father, like son 🤗 pic.twitter.com/6Jvp2zkXaU
— Goal (@goal) January 29, 2019
“Thiago [son] now forces me to comment on what happened and explain [when he loses a game]. He follows everything, asks questions, and gives me notes when things are not going so well. Yes, yes, I already received a couple of criticisms!”
– Lionel Messi pic.twitter.com/Fr8OoivGnd
— MobileBet (@MobileBetUK) January 29, 2019
“I have already had some criticism from him! Barcelona, LaLiga, 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.”
“It’s not like that anymore. 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.” he added.
The Argentine has been scoring for fun this season having already found the back of the net 26 times in all competitions halfway into the season. It was an impressive 2018 for the Argentine, but he was acknowledged as the fifth best player of the year by the FIFA which has shocked the whole world.
Lionel Messi has won plenty of individual and collective accolades over the last decade, bailing his club and country. He has the record share of five Ballon d’Or with Cristiano Ronaldo and has scored the most number of goals in the La Liga and the top scorer in Barcelona’s history.
Sky Sports: “Top scorers in Europe’s top 5 leagues during the last eleven seasons (2008/09—2018/19);
— Quotes on Messi 💭 (@MessiQuote) January 23, 2019
There’s not another goalscorer like Lionel Messi!
⚽️ 38 (2008/09)
⚽️ 47 (2009/10)
⚽️ 53 (2010/11)
⚽️ 73 (2011/12)
⚽️ 60 (2012/13)
⚽️ 41 (2013/14)
⚽️ 58 (2014/15)
⚽️ 41 (2015/16)
⚽️ 54 (2016/17)
⚽️ 45 (2017/18)
⚽️ 25 (2018/19) pic.twitter.com/9YCbP5oiZG
— Pitchside (@PitchsideFC) January 20, 2019
Lionel Messi in La Liga this season:
Played: 19 – Scored 19 – assisted 10 ⚽️
Involved in a goal every 52 minutes 🕒
26 goals and 13 assists in 25 games overall 🔥
The GOAT is getting better! 🐐🐐🐐 https://t.co/91EgGdGuzj
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 28, 2019
It has been a great start for his club as they sit at the top of the La Liga table and have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League. However, they are in due to turn a 2-0 deficit in the Copa Del Rey Quarterfinals at Nou Camp.
Ernesto Valverde’s men will take on Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey Quarterfinals at Nou Camp on Wednesday in the hopes of qualifying for the next round following a dismal performance at Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium last week.