Lionel Messi has opened up his life before the World Cup in Russia, the latest opportunity he has to win the trophy he is lacking. He has given various interviews, about all to Argentine media, although the latest for the magazine PAPER in New York is really special.
On the cover he appears posing with a goat (an acronym for Greatest Of All Time), images which are amplified inside the magazine. It's explained inside that Messi is the best footballer of all time and they look back at his honours, both on an individual and a collective level during his career. They even point out he holds the Guinness world record or goals scored in a calendar year.
The report looks at when he left Argentina for Barcelona: "I remember that when we arrived here [in Barcelona] we realised that there wasn't such a big cultural barrier. Barcelona is a city that really cares for foreigners, it is used to receiving thousands and thousands of visitors."
Leo, who shared the pages various goats, recongises that he is "a big fan of animals. I grew up with them and they have taught me many things. Now we have our dog Hulk who really is part of the family, we always include him. Our children learn so much from Hulk: The love shown between him and the kids and the kids and him is constant.”