Lionel Messi reveals he and wife Antonela broke down in tears at thought of telling kids they were leaving Barcelona

Lionel Messi reveals he and wife Antonela broke down in tears at thought of telling kids they were leaving Barcelona

August 13, 2021

LIONEL MESSI has revealed he and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo broke down in tears after his Barcelona stay came to an end.

The Argentine, 34, described how his father Jorge told him the bad news after a meeting with Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

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Messi then expressed how upset he was with both him and his wife crying, while also fearing how to break the news to their children.

Messi told the BBC's Guillem Balague: "My father told me the news at home.

"He'd been in to see Joan Laporta and when he came back, he told me and wanted to prepare me before telling Antonela and the kids.

"I then told her and we cried, we were very upset and then we spoke about the best way to break the news to the kids.

"Because in December we'd said we were going to stay, and we knew this would be a big shock for Thiago especially."

Thiago, eight, is Messi's eldest child and the Barcelona legend explained how they share similar traits, but he is confident his son will benefit from the move to Paris.

Thiago knows he's like me, that we suffer inside without saying anything.

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Messi added: "A lot of the time we think too much, only for the boys to accept things in a way we hadn't expected.

"Thiago knows he's like me, that we suffer inside without saying anything.

"But it's also nothing too serious. He'll adapt like everyone does. It's going to be a new experience for him and he will grow personally.

"After Barcelona told us the news, we didn't know what we would do.We didn't have anywhere to go.

"That was a lot of uncertainty and nervousness for us, in terms of where we were going to start again, where we were going, and the upheaval for our family.

"It was difficult up to the point when I'd said goodbye to people.But once the agreement with Paris St Germain was done I could only look forward."

Messi has signed a two-year deal with PSG with the option of an additional year, and will earn £25million a year.

He also received a £25m signing on bonus and will link up with his good friends Neymar and Angel Di Maria once again.

The trio were photographed on holiday in Ibiza this summer, having competed in the Copa America.

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