The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is widely regarded as one of the finest footballers to have ever played the sport. But the Barcelona captain, La Liga’s record goalscorer, confirmed in an interview that Thiago is not always impressed.
“Thiago understands more about football because he is older and talks about everything about football, he is very involved in everything related to football,” Messi said.
“Yes, I have already received a couple of criticisms! He follows Barcelona in La Liga and the Champions League.
“He follows everything. He likes it, asks questions and gives me notes when things are not going so well.
“It’s always difficult to digest defeats and bad performances, but Thiago now forces me to comment on what happened and explain why we did not win. Now, we talk a lot more.”