Lionel Messi's son Mateo seems keen to follow his father's footsteps. In a recent video, Mateo is seen practicing football at home with his father. The Barcelona captain has been put under self-quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak in Spain.
Mateo Messi celebrating like his father is still one of the cutest things you'll see ❤️— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 18, 2020
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In a video posted by Lionel Messi’s wife Antonella Roccuzzo, Messi’s son is seen working on his shooting skills on the net. Mateo then goes on to imitate his father’s famous celebration after netting the ball past the post, while his mother goes on to record the act.
Cute guy— Umombe Luda G (@Umombe_Luda) March 18, 2020
Daddy's copy and paste.— Geser Nord. (@GeserNord) March 19, 2020
What a sweet child. I love this 😍.— Tuka (@TukaLetura) March 18, 2020
Like a Father like a Son— Robert Ddungu (@ddungurobert) March 19, 2020
Technique in his DNA— Ant (@im_trippymane) March 18, 2020
Earlier, while speaking to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Lionel Messi had claimed that his two elder kids show a lot of dedication. He further claimed that Thiago and Mateo understand football well. He claimed that the duo attend training sessions of Barcelona's first team frequently. Messi had also revealed that Thiago often questions him after Barcelona loses a game. He also criticises him for his performances.
After the coronavirus outbreak, all LaLiga fixtures have been suspended until April. Amid Lionel Messi quarantine reports, one question that emerges is- When will LaLiga return? It is reported that a review meeting will be held before the April 3 deadline to ascertain the situation and then a decision will be taken.
Barcelona have taken precautionary measures as well, asking all their players to undergo self-quarantine. Lionel Messi too has undergone self-isolation at his lavish mansion alongside his family. The Barcelona talisman has reportedly been spending time playing football with his kids.