Lionel Messi has made a striking revelation about his son Mateo that has left fans in splits. Messi, who recently appeared in an interview with the Argentine journalist Migue Granados, offered unique insights into his life. The Argentine ace talked about his family, the Ballon d’Or, as well as his experience at PSG. However, Messi also revealed how his second son, Mateo, has a completely different personality than him.
During the interview, Lionel Messi was asked about his day-to-day routine as well as his interactions with his family. Messi talked about how all three of his children have different personalities. He explained how his eldest son, Thiago, has a reserved personality. He also revealed that while Thiago has difficulties expressing himself to his father, he’s much freer with his mother Antonella Roccuzzo.
About three children
“Thiago is not good at speaking, but he speaks confidently with Antonella.”
I need to ask Mateo to stop talking for a second.I’ll tell you everything.His chatter never stops
Ciro is more modest.
He talks more about his brothers than he does pic.twitter.com/uF9yaL59z4
— Messi mania🔟 (@Lionel_Messi80) September 22, 2023
Moreover, Messi also talked about how his sons have varying characteristics while playing soccer. Both Thiago and Mateo have been recently enrolled at Inter Miami’s academy. The former PSG star said that while Thiago isn’t as expressive on the field, Mateo enjoys the fame. He said, “When Thiago enters the pitch, he doesn’t even look at us parents. Instead, Mateo enters the pitch greeting us, applauding.“
🗣️ Messi: “Thiago does not want to have anything to do with being ‘Messi’s son’, he does not like it.” pic.twitter.com/SnWBdezaV5
— Barça Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) September 21, 2023
The Inter Miami skipper further explained that whenever Mateo is dribbling on the pitch, he takes a look at the parents who are watching their match. Messi also revealed in the interview that Thiago doesn’t enjoy being recognized as Lionel Messi’s son.
Lionel Messi had called Mateo a “son of a b*tch”
Back in 2017, Lionel Messi described his son Mateo in a rather unique way. During an interview with TyC Sports, Messi talked about the different personalities of his children, Thiago and Mateo. While the former PSG star described Thiago as a “good little boy“, he called Mateo “a son of a b*tch.” He further talked about how Thiago likes cars and motorcycles while calling Mateo a terror.
Moreover, Messi had also earlier revealed how Mateo tries to rile up his elder brother. While watching a soccer game, Mateo supports the opponent of whichever team Thiago is cheering for. He also revealed that Mateo has no regard for his father’s loyalty towards FC Barcelona, as Mateo often supports Real Madrid or Liverpool, against whom Barca suffered an embarrassing defeat in the semifinal of the Champions League in 2019.