Lionel Messi’s cousin Maxi Biancucchi revealed how the World Best Footballer’s peers had plotted to kill him for being a better player while he was a kid.
Biancucchi said that the Barcelona star had miraculously managed to cope with his smaller size from a young age.
CANDIIDONLINE gathered that Messi whom had won the heart of footbal lovers at his club and country over the past 15 years with a record of six Ballon d’Ors in the process has been a skillful players from a young age.
Corroborating, Messi’s cousin told Ataque Futbolero, a local media that the 32-year-old has never let any lack of height stop him on the pitch and he never shied away from taking on those who were bigger and meaner than him.
“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.
“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.
Having joined Newell’s Old Boys as a child before moving to Barcelona in 2001, many Argentines hoped Messi may finish his playing career at the club.
Biancucchi however said these hopes of his fans at home may be dashed given reasons connected to security issues in the region.
“Leo has a lot of love for Argentina, people never understand that.
“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.
“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.” he said.
CANDIIDONLINE recalls that Messi had last year told TyC Sports that he does dream of returning to Newell’s but stressed that his family comes first.
“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.
“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.
“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.” Messi said