Leo Messi, who has joined up Argentina for international duty, gave a long interview to Fox Sports Argentina where he was quizzed on many topics. It came as no surprise that he was asked about working with Pep Guardiola at FC Barcelona. "Pep was a special teacher for me. He's a coach that knows everything that will happen in a match."
On his eldest son: "Thiago suffers a lot when we lose. It happened against Liverpool and in the Copa del Rey final."
On Argentina: "It's a very good group, very united. I see guys who are desperate to represent their country."
On the rough treatment he sometimes receives from rival players: "I don't believe they set out to kick me with bad intentions."