- Lionel Messi claimed his son Thiago loves talking about his rival Cristiano Ronaldo
- The Argentine hinted at the possibility of Thiago following his path into football
- Messi noted that Thiago talks about a couple of stars, including Arturo Vidal, who he loves for his hairstyle
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Lionel Messi has revealed that the eldest of his three sons, Thiago has huge admiration for a couple of football stars including his Barcelona teammates, and of course his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Argentine made this known in an interview with Mundo Deportivo when speaking about his family and career, and the possibility of seeing his son follow his path in the future.
Messi said his son Thiago "likes football a lot" and talks about some players often.
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The six-time Ballon d'Or winner further revealed that Thiago fell in love with Arturo Vidal because of his mohawk hairstyle.
The 32-year-old forward revealed that Thiago also cherishes Luis Suarez, who has become a family friend.
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Surprisingly, Messi said his son also loved watching Juventus star Ronaldo.
"Yes, he has several. He likes football a lot. He talks a lot about Luis ... about Griezmann, about Arturo from day one because of his hair and all that," Messi said.
"Also from outside people, from [Kylian] Mbappé, from Cristiano [Ronaldo], from Neymar. Yes, Thiago knows everything, asks and likes it a lot."
Messi lifted the lid about the challenge of being a father and a world footballer, saying his two sons Thiago and Mateo always go to training with him.
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