According to Lionel Messi, Mateo routinely makes fun of him for his career-low periods, which include Barcelona’s catastrophic defeat to Liverpool in 2019.
The 4-0 semi-final loss at Anfield, where Jurgen Klopp’s team overcame a 3-0 first-leg deficit to win the match, will go down in Champions League history. The triumph has since become ingrained in the Reds’ mythology, and it seems even Messi is frequently reminded of it.
Some people may be even more shocked to learn that his son Mateo is the main target of jeers about the sensitive subject. In fact, the toddler brings up the loss on Merseyside when they play in their garden, as his patient father has acknowledged.
The eight-year-old youngster appears to be a bit of a troublemaker. Even though his father’s football accomplishments are unparalleled in the sport, his middle child still makes fun of him.
In addition, he has exhibited support for Real Madrid, the longtime adversaries of his father, demonstrating his dedication to upsetting his family. His backing of Los Blancos in this instance is a ploy to irritate his brother Thiago.
When Mateo and I play in the garden, Mateo says, “I’m Liverpool and Valencia because they beat you,” according to Messi. Mateo will celebrate Real Madrid goals at home when he and Thiago are watching football to annoy his brother.
Commenters expressed their pleasure when a videotape of the World Cup winner talking about his son’s attempts to trick his father went viral. Mateo will eventually play for Madrid, according to one commenter, who also added: “Imagine Mateo really ending up Real Madrid and Thiago In Barca.”
The great player for Inter Miami has discussed his interactions with his two young sons, reiterating that Mateo is more of a rebel than his brother. But they do all share a common interest: a passion for football. The former PSG player told TyC. that Tiago never misses a game that Mateo enjoys sport.
“He dons every shirt. Mateo confronts me as he glances at me. Once I’ve told Thiago anything, he complies without objecting. I struggle to be apart from them when we’re on the national team.
The Argentina captain is currently competing in World Cup qualifying with his country’s squad. He opened the team’s title defense with a free-kick goal that gave them a 1-0 victory over Ecuador.