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Messi: Why I Dedicate Every Goal I Score To My Sons


Lionel Messi has been blessed in his career as a footballer. Without a doubt, he can claim a place amongst the game’s greatest names, having broken records after records for both club and country.

Apart from winning four UEFA Champions League titles, a vast array of other domestic titles including the Spanish La  Liga, Copa Del Rey, Super Cup, etc, he has also broken every club and country goals record to cement his place as football’s biggest commodity since  Pele and Maradona.

But the gains from his exploits in football is not only what Messi has been blessed with. He has also been blessed with the fruit of the womb– three healthy boys who Providence have clearly designed to carry on the Messi name, and possibly, legacy.

Marriage to wife, Antonella Roccuzzo in 2017, and finally bringing his children together under one roof has done great things for Messi who now sees the world in a different perspective.

Unlike in the past when he worked for himself, he now factors the interest of his family into everything he does. Apart from trying to live a life of example for his sons, he ensures he plays more than a  passing role in their daily activities if he can manage it, that is.
When he is not leading  Barcelona or home country, Argentina out to do battle on the field, Messi,31, sees to it that he spends enough time with his boys, particularly making sure he takes them to school.

Above all, he has adopted a new method of dedicating every goal he scores to his sons, particularly Thiago who will be six years old in November.

” Since Thiago’s birth, I try to take defeats in a different way. But it is difficult. I suffer a lot and find it hard to pick myself up again. It takes me a few days. And Thiago understands it, “Messi says about his firstborn.

“He has started to really like football and he follows Argentina and Barcelona. And after a big defeat, he knows its best not to talk about it,” he added.

His two other sons, Matteo, 2, and Ciro, 8 months, are yet to fully appreciate Messi’s huge impact on the game, but the Argentine legend is keen to keep playing long enough for his sons to see him score goals and win laurels.

Messi made sure he dedicated the two goals he scored in Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in one of their UEFA Champions League group clashes at the Wembley stadium, as well as the one he scored at the Mestalla stadium against Valencia in a LaLiga match recently to his children.

He says he hopes to keep up the act as a way of motivating himself, as well as giving his children some memories of seeing him in the flesh as the best, at least of his generation.


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