Leo Messi on emotional moments from childhood: "I always cried when I.."

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In an interview with Diario Olé, Leo Messi talked about many things from his life, but one of the first topics was his childhood and his love for football. "When I was four or five years old I was already playing with a ball, as soon as I started walking.

I remember my first Grandoli games, on the pitch. I have brothers and older cousins and we always got together to play. I don’t remember the first ball but I always had it with me, then I started to play at a club."- Leo Messi said.

Even as a boy, he had to get used to an independent life. He left Argentina, and those were difficult moments for him. "I always cried when I went back from Rosario. I wanted to go back to continue doing the same thing but it was hard to leave everything I had.

I knew it would be at least six months before I went back home. I also lost many friends, it was very difficult to communicate. Today any 13 or 14 year old has a phone, but not at that time. Even more so in Argentina, it was very difficult and relationships were lost.

I stopped talking to many people because of the distance."

His family

Leo Messi has three sons. Life with them is interesting, and Messi described what their day looks like. "The truth is that we don’t go out much because of the kids’ day-to-day life.

We have three and in the end, you end up adapting to their routine. They get out of school and do something. You pick them up and they do something, until 8.30 or 9 when we eat, without them falling asleep… You make them eat, they fall asleep and we fall asleep too.

You end up shattered. I am lucky enough to be with them practically all day, to be able to take them to school, pick them up, take them to football, to other activities and I love that. What I enjoy most is waking up and having breakfast with them… Although sometimes you want to kill them (laughs)." Thiago and Mateo are two completely different kids.

"Thiago doesn’t like it, he doesn’t like to be recognised… His character is very shy and he has a hard time. And Mateo is just the opposite, he doesn’t care about being recognised, or that they say this or that, it doesn’t matter to him. Thiago gets down and finds it a bit harder. But they both realise that."

Leo Messi