Messi admits his first son Thiago is a better player than his brother Mateo

Messi admits his first son Thiago is a better player than his brother Mateo

- Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has compared his sons based on their footballing skills

- Messi said that his son Thiago plays better football than his kid brother Mateo who is only two

- He also commented on playing from the bench in Barca's last two matches

Barcelona star attacker, Lionel Messi, has admitted in a candid interview that his five year old son Thiago plays better in football than his other son Mateo who is still two years old.

Messi, 30, has high hopes for his eldest in terms of taking after him - but his kids will have to go some to match his incredible record.

Lionel Messi admits that his first son Thiago is better than Mateo

Lionel Messi admits that his first son Thiago is better than Mateo

While speaking to TyC Sports, Messi said: "They’re very different. "Thiago is a phenomenon, really good. And the other, the exact opposite: he's 'a son of a b*tch"

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The Argentine captain used the colloquial term 'hijo de puta' as a humorous indictment on Mateo's ability, rather than an insult towards his youngest and wife Antonella Roccuzzo.

He added: "Mateo is terrible. It’s really good seeing how different they are. Mateo does play a bit of football, right-footed. He’s more coordinated. He hits it well. But, he’s small.

"Thiago likes cars, motorcycles, he likes soccer, but even then he plays a little bit and gets tired."

Lionel Messi admits that his first son Thiago is better than Mateo

The trio in August last year (photo: Getty Images)

The tricky Barcelona forward was named as a substitute for each of Barcelona's last two Champions League group games against Juventus and Sporting Lisbon.

But he insists has no problem with the rotation policy, and even admitted he needs a rest from time to time.

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He said: "I have learned that the season is long, that there are times which are harder than others because the years fly by and now my body pays the price for playing in so many matches,"

"I realised that sometimes not playing is for the best."

NAIJ.com recently reported that Lionel Messi has given his thoughts on his latest Barcelona bench role under Ernesto Valverde.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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