The journalist Veronica Brunnati explained some curiosities about Leo Messi in "Canchallena"
The journalist Veronica Brunnati explained some curiosities about Leo Messi in "Canchallena", the sports section of the newspaper 'La Nación':
Inquisitiveness as father
Messi has been concerned about Thiago not wanting to leave the nursery when he picks him up at noon. His son complains because he wants to stay; in one hand he is also glad to see that he likes to go to the nursery, but on the other hand it hurts to see that he is three and a half years old and he is no longer permanently dependent on their parents.
Besdies, Messi believes Thiago is too young to go to school, since in Argentina they start going there when they are 4. The player shared these concerns with their team-mates, who have calmed him down: "Leo, now in your country children also start school early, because parents work, like here."
This role of father has made him have new worries apart from football.
New eating habits
Giuliano Poser is the nutritionist who periodically attends Messi in Venice and thanks to his new lifestyle he has lost 5 kilos in nine months; he has more power now, more speed and explosiveness.
Between 2008 and 2009, with the arrival of Josep Guardiola, he also he made a big change and stopped eating Wiener schnitzel, Coca-Cola, ice cream and sweets. Yet now they are more rigorous with him and he only eats what his body needs.
The new physiotherapist
Two years ago he stopped working with Juanjo Brau and now he is working with Rafael Pol, the physiotherapist Luis Enrique brought with him.
He chooses where to play
Now he always chooses the position to play, when and how to participate and when and how to make his mates play.
Xavi Hernández said in 'La Nación' that Messi can play at any position: "Is Leo able to play as Xavi? Leo can play at the position he likes the most and he will do it better than any of us. It's part of his brilliance. He has an amazing capacity to read the game. It's difficult to imagine in which position he will play during his last days as footballer."