- Lionel Messi opens up on how the rivalry between Barcelona an Real Madrid affect his sons
- The Barcelona captain revealed that his two sons Thiago and Mateo are divided in their support for both clubs
- Messi also claimed that Mateo taunts him of being a Liverpool fans after Barca's UCL defeat
Lionel Messi in a recent interview revealed that his second son Mateo, celebrates when Real Madrid scores to annoy his elder brother Thiago.
Messi has been a part of the historic rivalry between Barcelona and their fiercest rival, and have appeared in the most number of games scoring most goals too.
But the reverse is the case for his two sons where one cheers Barcelona why the other holds it out for Los Blancos.
Messi revealed in an interview with TyC Sports that his boys sometimes clash over the El Clasico matches.
“Sometimes the telly is on and he cheers Madrid’s goals. My son Tiago gets annoyed and Mateo cheers them to annoy him”, Argentina and Barcelona captain said.
The 31-year-old also said that it is not just the rivalry with Real Madrid where Mateo likes to wind his dad and brother up.
“We were playing at home and were going for a kick-about. Mateo said to me ‘You’re Barça and I’m Liverpool, cos I'll beat you’. He’s got a lot to learn” said Messi, laughing.
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Meanwhile, Yen.com.gh had earlier reported that Lionel Messi staged a return to the Argentinian national team for the first time after nine months in their 3-1 defeat to Venezuela this month.
Before the friendly game against their fellow south American, the 31-year-old last featured for his country in their 4-3 defeat to World Cup winners France in Russia last year.
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