Lionel Messi’s cousin, Maxi Biancucchi, recently revealed some inside stories about the Barcelona legend. He talked about the stories regarding Messi’s techniques to outrun much bigger opponents in football matches during his childhood days. Interestingly, Messi has quite a small size than his other teammates during his teenage days.
Despite his short stature, he proved himself as one of the greatest footballers of all time. Besides, he also almost singlehandedly made Barcelona one of the most successful clubs since the last 15 football season. Moreover, he also achieved the prestigious Ballon d’Or a record six times.
Maxi Biancucchi reveals unbelievable things about his cousin, Lionel Messi
While talking to Ataque Futbolero of Ole, Maxi Biancucchi said, “In the neighborhood, he played with us, we were bigger than him, and they told us: ‘Crazy, get him out because we are going to kill him.’ They wanted to hit him, but he put up with it,” and then added, “When he was eight or nine, I would get up early on Saturdays to watch him play and he’d do impressive things. I could not believe it.”
He said, “Leo has a lot of love for Argentina, people never understand that.” Lionel Messi’s cousin then also said, “If it were not for insecurity, I have no doubt that he would play in Argentina, that is the only thing that can affect him when it comes to him returning.”
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Biancucchi said, “It is my dream to be able to see Leo at Newell’s, but I see it as complicated. It is difficult, imagine that Messi plays a Classico, the kids have to go to school…the city is hell.” Messi recently said, “I have the dream of being able to play for Newell’s in Argentina, but I don’t know if it’s really going to happen because I have a family that is ahead of my desire.”
The Barcelona star said, “It’s a dream I’ve had since I was little, but I have a family, I have three children, I live in a place that has given me everything and where I am calm and can give my children a spectacular future.” He then added, “We think much more about that than my desire of playing football in Argentina. I will try to convince the family because today we have to convince the children too.”