Jorge Messi speaks:

“Many only understand failures, and that forces them to see their own failings in others. Unfortunately, we live in a world of show and harsh criticism sells better than constructive criticism. But Leo just plays football and stops worrying about the rest. Lionel grew and grew up in a family like any other in Argentina, where everything is achieved with sacrifice and respect. Our culture, our country, is like this: everything is achieved through sacrifice and that will forge your values. He never did anything mischievous when he was young because he was always a good boy. Naughty, yes, but never difficult! It was hard for him to leave [Argentina for Barcelona at 13], but that has to do with what I have been saying: We are a family that has managed to do things thanks to sacrifice.”