- Lionel Messi apparently gets trolled at home by one of his children.
- Messi said this week that young Mateo, who is only 3, cheered Real Madrid goals just to wind up his family.
- In a recent family soccer game, Mateo told his superstar dad that he’s Liverpool, the team that beat Barça in humiliating fashion in the Champions League semifinal this year.
- One former Real Madrid player joked that Real should sign Mateo to a professional contract.
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Lionel Messi has said one of his sons cheers for Real Madrid at home, apparently because he takes great delight in winding up his family.
Mateo Messi, 3, also seems to have adopted Liverpool FC as his team to play as at home after it humiliated Messi’s FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in the 2018-2019 season.
Messi had a mixed season this year. Statistically speaking he was the most impressive player in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League, according to Whoscored.com data, helping Barça win the Spanish league championship, but he was powerless in the second leg of the team’s semifinal against Liverpool, coming unstuck 4-0 at Anfield.
Messi has been responsible for scoring or creating one goal for every 55 minutes he has played this season, but that is seemingly not enough to win over young Mateo, who Messi described this week as choosing to shoot for teams that have beaten the one his superstar dad plays for.
“We played at home and he told me, ‘I’m from Liverpool that beat you,'” Messi said in an interview with TYC Sports.
Messi added that when the TV was on, Mateo “shouts Madrid’s goals” just to annoy his older brother, Thiago. “He is the one who is a Madrid fan,” Messi said.
When news broke that young Mateo was a Madridista, one former Real player was quick to tweet his thoughts.
Alvaro Arbeloa was a defender at Madrid for seven years from 2009, helping the team win two Champions League titles. Arbeloa joked that Mateo could be a future star.
He said: “Get him signed!”
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— Álvaro Arbeloa (@aarbeloa17) June 5, 2019
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