Messi: “The children will choose what they want”
Not only a superstar on the pitch, Lionel Messi also surprised fans with the way he raised his children.
The Argentine superstar and his wife have 3 sons, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro. If Ciro is young, and the eldest Thiago is quiet and quiet, Mateo is often noticed the most with his humorous personality. When talking about the eldest Thiago, Messi once shared: “The boy loves to shoot the ball. But the truth is he is too young. He prefers riding in a carriage and swings rather than playing football right now. He will choose his own games. what it wants”.
Messi once revealed that he wanted his son to follow in the footsteps of the digital shorts and planned to register his first son Thiago to train in the PSG U.10 team, while Mateo joined the U.7 team. However, Messi absolutely does not force the children to practice every day, but only creates the best conditions for them to develop their talents, as well as for them to decide their own career in the future.
Of these three sons, Mateo is considered to have the ability to play football and is more likely to follow in his father’s footsteps than his brother Thiago.
Although he really wants his children to follow his profession, Messi never imposes or restricts his 3 sons into a certain framework. He always wants his children to develop instinctively, to promote the inherent abilities of a child. Because of that, it is rare to see M10 sharing photos or videos of sports training with his son, instead, fans always see the family of the Barcelona striker happy together.
Perhaps because playing football is an innate ability, he also thinks that it is best to let his children develop naturally with what they have.
In everyday life, Messi also gives his children the freedom to choose what they like and respect that. For example, Mateo clearly understands the animosity between Barcelona and Real Madrid, so every time Barca lost to Real, Mateo teased his father Messi. Not only Real but any team that scored against Barca, Mateo also celebrated although this seemed to confuse the boy’s father. Like his younger brother, the eldest Thiago is a genuine fan of… R onaldo, not his father.
Sharing with Marca, Messi said his daily life revolves around children. He will take Thiago to school in the morning and pick him up in the afternoon. The whole family gathers together at night until the children have to go to bed.
Ronado: “To be No. 1, you need talent, practice and passion”
If his rival Messi let his children live by instinct, Cristiano Ronaldo went in the opposite direction. Ronaldo shared: “As a player, I want my son to become a player. Must be a top player like his father. He is young, only 5 years old, but he already likes football. That is a plus. Home I have 30 balls and I also bring home a lot of balls.”
Born into difficult circumstances, the Portuguese player turned it into a great source of motivation to fight. Now, he wants to teach that to his children so that they understand that success must be sweated instead of being dependent on family background or father’s relationship. In a sharing with the media, he confided:
“I took my son back to the place where I lived when I was a child. To be honest, I don’t want to go back here very much because every time I see the poverty here it moves me. I go along. Paixao and Cristiano Jr, walked into the room where I used to live. My son turned and said, “Dad, did you live here.” He couldn’t believe it.
Ronaldo orientated his son to a career as a player and outlined a clear route by letting him practice from a young age, starting from preparing a good body. To achieve that great expectation of his father, Ronaldo’s son needs to try and do his best. It is not easy and sometimes it takes luck. Many times, Ronaldo’s fans were surprised to see clips of Junior – CR7’s eldest son practicing with his father with a hard-working attitude.
Not only is he strict with his children in sports training, Ronaldo is also a very strict father with his children in daily life, from daily life to diet are put in order. when I was a child. Accordingly, the Portuguese player hired a nutritionist to create a daily menu for each family member.
He also does not allow his son to use a mobile phone because he is afraid that he will become addicted to technology. Speaking at a press conference at the Al Wasl Dome exhibition area, UAE, he said: “Technology helps a lot. It has helped me, people sitting here and around the world, and I think we have to make the most of it. use that. However, we shouldn’t be obsessed with technology.”
CR7 said that Junior wanted to buy an iPhone so he could talk to his father, but he refused and told him that if he wanted to call me, he could ask his grandmother. Thereby, he wants to teach his children that it is not easy to get anything they want: “Education is the best thing that I can pass on to my children”.
With a huge fortune, Ronaldo can give his children the best material conditions. However, this superstar always thinks: “It’s all about education, please teach your child well, inspire him. People always have to make efforts, work and move.
You think everything is easy in this life. But everything is complete, houses, vehicles, clothes… not falling from the sky. That’s what I try to instill in my son. Even when participating in school events, I try to convey that to the children. Only through hard work and dedication can we get everything we want.”
It can be seen that CR9 and M10’s way of educating and shaping children follows two different schools, but in general, they meet at one point, which is unconditional love for children and always giving everything. What’s best for your child.