Lionel Messi calls one son phenomenon, but admits his other son is terrible

Dec 08, 2017, 08:01 IST | A correspondent

Lionel Messi has hailed his eldest son Thiago as a "phenomenon" when it comes to his football ability, but the Barcelona star does not hold high expectations of Mateo just yet

Lionel Messi has hailed his eldest son Thiago as a "phenomenon" when it comes to his football ability, but the Barcelona star does not hold high expectations of Mateo just yet. As children of the sports' biggest star, Thiago, five, and Mateo, two, will have a lot to live up to if they choose to follow in the iconic Argentine's footsteps. "They're very different. Thiago is a phenomenon, really good. And the other, the exact opposite: he's a son of a b***h," Messi told TyC Sports.

Lionel Messi with wife Antonella and sons Thiago and Mateo
Lionel Messi with wife Antonella and sons Thiago and Mateo 

He continued: "Mateo is terrible. It's really good seeing how different they are. Mateo does play a bit of football, right-footed. He's more co-ordinated. He hits it well. But, he's small. Thiago likes cars, motorcycles, he likes football, but even then he plays a little bit and gets tired." Goal.com

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