Lionel Messi: “Thiago is really good, Mateo is a Son of a…”

The star player joked about his sons

Lionel Messi spoke with TyC Sports about his two sons, 5-year-old Thiago and 2-year-old Mateo. First, he discussed how Thiago isn’t as football-mad as Luis Suárez’s son, Benja:

“Thiago’s friend, Luis’s son, Benja. They have the same age and he’s football crazy. He loves to play football, he watches football, he knows all the players. And Thiago no, he likes cars, he likes motorcycles, he plays other things. He likes football, but just a bit. He plays a bit, and he gets tired.”

When asked about little Mateo though, Messi joked:

“Mateo… terrible. Mateo is a character. They’re very different. Thiago is a phenomenon, really good. And the other, the exact opposite: a son of a bitch. Mateo is terrible. It’s really good seeing how different they are. Mateo does play a bit of football, right-footed. He’s more coordinated. He hits it well. But, he’s small.”

Wait but if Mateo is a son of a… does that make… Antonella…? Never mind! Clearly, it’s the “terrible twos” that have caused so much trouble for Mateo’s parents! Let’s hope they get a break soon.