BARCELONA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 28: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and his son Thiago ahead of the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Camp Nou on November 28, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

During an interview with World Soccer magazine, Lionel Messi revealed that his greatest critic is his son Thiago when Barcelona or Argentina lose.

Losing matches has always been very hard to take for Lionel Messi, whether it’s for club or country, he used to never want to talk about the defeat until his son Thiago came of age to discuss these hard moments.

When he was very little still, the eldest of Leo Messi’s sons wasn’t that interested in football at the beginning but things have drastically changed as of late.

Now that he is able to understand the sport better, Thiago Messi loves playing, watching all the matches, and even discussing technical aspects with his father after every single game.

Lionel Messi hadn’t revealed just how much of a critic his eldest son can be towards him, the Barcelona star knows that he will have to talk shop with Thiago every time he comes back home and especially when the squad doesn’t win a match.

Lionel still has no clue if any of his sons will become footballers when they grow up, but he can already tell that they are just as crazy about football as he was when he was only a child.

In an interview with World Soccer Magazine for the February issue, Lionel Messi spoke about his son Thiago’s passion for football: “Thiago and Mateo really love football,” said Messi on World Soccer as quoted by Diario Sport.

“But Thiago is the one who understands football better because he is older and he talks everything about football.”

“He is very involved in everything related to the game. I already have received a few criticisms here and there from him… He follows Barcelona, La Liga, and the Champions League. The kid follows absolutely everything.”

“He can’t get enough of it, he asks questions all the time and even gives me notes when things aren’t going that well,” he added.

During the interview, Lionel Messi also approved of both Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt to play for FC Barcelona.

We all know that the midfielder has already reached an agreement with the Catalan club but the defender is still negotiating a deal with Barcelona.

“Both of those players come from a school that is very similar to ours and they work in a very similar manner.”

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“They tend to play like us, with the ball always at their feet. Both of them are very young footballers, they both have great precision and I really like watching both of them play.”

Turns out that maturity has gotten the best of Messi now that he is past 30-years of age, it’s very interesting watching him react to different scenarios now when compared to past seasons when he was younger.

Back in the day when he lost an important match with his club or country, Lionel Messi preferred to be isolated from everybody but he can’t do that anymore thanks to his son.

In regards to his input when they ask him about new players, Messi also gives an informed opinion that tells us he gets his homework done because he is the captain of one of the biggest clubs in the world and he always needs to be up to speed with every single one of his teammates.

We still haven’t seen the last of the best Lionel Messi, but we are now getting closer to the dreaded day when he decides to retire.

Nobody is ready for the day in which this happens, same as it will be when Cristiano Ronaldo also decides to hang up his boots.

Those days will be some of the saddest moments in football history, when the two greatest players in football history make de decision to call it quits.

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