Brilliant on the ground, Lionel Messi is sometimes far from mocking the lawns. Capricious, selfish, authoritarian … A collection of small and big mistakes from the FC Barcelona striker.
On the field, Lionel Messi, crowned five times Ballon d 'Or, is unanimous, but if the Argentine footballer off the lawn wasn't the ideal son-in-law often described? Through numerous anecdotes reported by Spanish media and in the book by Alexandre Juillard, "Le mystère Messi", published in 2012 (the Gawsewitch editions), "la Pulga" in turn appears as selfish, whimsical, even tyrannical. For example, he was repeatedly aggressive towards some of his teammates like Cristian Tello or Alexis Sanchez, whom he ordered to play for him. He also has no hesitation in skipping a workout to protest the decision of his coaches (Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique). He is also said to have secured Zlatan Ibrahimovic & # 39; s departure from FC Barcelona, for fear of his influence in the game. In 2015, he was also caught as an insult to a referee during a match against Celta Vigo.
The intellectual qualities of Lionel Messi, off the field, do not arouse enthusiasm either. Shy, lonely, homebody, uncultivated … All these traits come regularly in the mouth of those who have known him. We even sometimes talk about autism as Messi sometimes acts on the reserve and focuses only on football and Playstation. According to Romario, the former Brazilian footballer, Messi suffers from Asperger's syndrome. Finally, the FC Barcelona striker draws some financial pans: his first agents ask him for money for the transfer to Barcelona, and the Spanish taxman accuses him of tax fraud.