My Son Asked Me Why They Want To Kill Me!’ – Messi
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi claims his son, Thiago, asked him why fans want to “kill” him in Argentina after his latest setback on the international stage.
The 31-year-old returned to the La Albiceleste squad for last week’s friendly matches against Venezuela and Morroco, but he was forced to return to the Camp Nou early after sustaining an injury.
Messi played the full 90 minutes of Argentina’s 3 – 1 defeat at home to Venezuela last Friday, but a groin issue meant he had to sit out Tuesday’s 1 – 0 win over Morocco.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has often been made a scapegoat in his homeland for the national team’s recent failures, which is one of the reasons he took a break after the 2018 World Cup.