Lionel Messi is the greatest soccer player in the world according to many soccer fans around the world. He has won every major trophy that is left to win in the sport and in December 2022, he and his nation defied all the odds by winning the FIFA World Cup.
However, Messi is not the only player from Argentina to achieve this glorious feat, there is another by the name of Diego Maradona, who sadly passed away on November 25, 2020. The late Diego and Messi shared a father-son-like bond in the world of soccer.
“Hopefully… a big hug Diego, bye.”
• We are interested what did Maradona say to you?
Messi: “I have to go to eat” 🤣❤️pic.twitter.com/YBzEjMKaXh
— All About Argentina 🛎🇦🇷 (@AlbicelesteTalk) November 30, 2023
In an old interview, Lionel Messi was seen talking to Diego on the phone in a loving manner where he ended the conversation by saying, “Hopefully… a big hug Diego, bye.” At that time many reporters had Messi surrounded and asked him, “We are interested what did Maradona say to you?” he jokingly dodged revealing Diego Maradona’s message and replied with a grin, “I have to go to eat”.
After Diego’s sad passing, Messi wrote on Instagram, “A very sad day for all Argentines and football,” He has left us but he will never leave us because Diego is eternal. I will keep all the beautiful moments that I lived with him and would like to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP.” Whenever discussing who the greatest football player of all time is, Messi and Maradona are frequently compared.
Lionel Messi discloses his diet in a straightforward manner
Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest soccer player of all time, and to be the best one has to maintain a certain diet and fitness levels to continue playing at the top level. Messi also has a similar but simple diet plan and fitness regime.
Messi was questioned by TN30 over his eating choices in light of his exceptional longevity and performance during his career. The 36-year-old Inter Miami star talked about his love of sweets and disclosed that he has a straightforward diet.
Your favorite meal?
🗣️🎙️ Lionel Messi: “Pasta, Milanese and asado, but also sweets. I love sweets very much. After food, I love, for example, Dulce de Leche and ice cream. Life exists for us to enjoy.” pic.twitter.com/wrQQFHdH45
— e360hubs football (@e360hub2) October 4, 2023
Messi has acknowledged that, compared to what one might anticipate from a top-tier professional athlete, his diet is not always as nutritious. When asked to name his favorite foods, he responded, “I am very simple when it comes to meals: asado, milanesa, pasta, chocolate, dulce de leche, ice cream… I like everything that is sweet, I’m in love with it. I try to eat little but every now and then I like it.”
The majority of active athletes often choose to eat properly, thus Lionel Messi’s disclosure regarding his diet goes against that preference. The attacker was made fun of for his choice of pizza in Miami, which brought attention to Lionel Messi’s eating habits.