Messi became emotional when he talked about Luis Enrique's daughter

In an exclusive interview with SPORT, the Barça captain spoke of his sorrow at hearing Xana had lost her fight against illness

El capitán del Barça expresó su tristeza por el fallecimiento de Xana en la entrevista concedida a SPORT | sport

Albert Masnou

Lionel Messi, like everybody else in the world, felt the impact of the sad news that Luis Enrique's daughter, Xana, had passed away.

In an exclusive interview with SPORT, Messi recalls his own memories of Xana and how he couldn't imagine what Luis Enrique was going through.  

"It was horrible, something no one expected despite knowing a little bit about her treatment. It’s something you never want to think about and less so when it’s such a young person. Unfortunately, these things happen a lot in the world but you feel it more when it’s closer to home. To have experienced moments with her, gone to school with her alongside my children, to her being friends with a teammate’s son. It was horrible. They are things which you can’t explain and it impacts everyone. We all have children and to think of that situation is terribly difficult. I can’t say anything more because I don’t know how I would react if I experienced that. It’s a sensitive topic."



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