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Messi: My son forces me to explain our defeats!

Thiago apparently doesn’t let his dad off the hook after Barcelona have a bad result

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Lionel Messi may be as close to the perfect footballer as possible, but he’s not flawless. And no one seems more keenly aware of this fact than his own son, Thiago.

In an interview with World Soccer magazine, the Barcelona star said his elder son Thiago “likes football a lot, [and he] discusses everything about the game. He is very involved.”

Apparently, Messi used to not talk about football at home after a loss before. But now with Thiago, he can’t get away with it: “It’s always hard to digest defeats and poor performances, but Thiago forces me to comment on what happened and explain why we didn’t win. We talk a lot more now.”

The Argentine #10 says his son has already launched a couple of criticisms his way as well. “He follows everything, asks questions, and gives me notes when things are not going so well.”

Messi has three sons: Thiago (aged 6 years old), Mateo (3 years old), and Ciro (less than a year old.)

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