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Lionel Messi Expresses Desire to Have Girl Child With Antonella
- Inter Miami superstar, Lionel Messi has three sons - Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro
- He has been with his wife since they were children and they married in 2017
- The former Barcelona star has expressed his desire to have another child
Lionel Messi is open to the idea of having another baby with his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, and already has had the gender of the child on his mind for years.
Messi and Antonella have been together since childhood and married in 2017. They have three sons together - Thiago (12), Mateo (8), and Ciro (5).
At 36, he is approaching the end of his career while his sons are hoping to begin theirs, having enrolled at the Inter Miami academy when he joined the club in July.
Messi discusses fatherhood, praises Antonella
“I think I am a good father and I try to pass on to my children the values they taught me when I was young. I follow the approach of the club I grew up in, Barça… Barça's values are very important,” he said.
About his wife, he said:
“Antonella is a good mother, I respect her a lot. She spends 24 hours a day with the children while I spend a lot of time away from home traveling, matches, the national team and the pre-season. Sometimes I'm gone for a month and she stays here all day.”
Messi wants girl child
Fans teased Messi to have another child to celebrate winning the World Cup in December. Three days ago, fans claimed they were surprised his wife wasn't giving birth. He opened up that it's an idea he's open to but presently not working on.
“We would love to have another child. We are not in the research phase but we would like the girl,” he said.
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It was not the first time the former Paris Saint-Germain player had expressed the desire to have a girl child. As reported by Tribuna, he first spoke about it in 2018 when Ciro was born.
Messi misses son's birthday
Sports Brief reported that Messi missed Mateo's 8th birthday to be with his Argentina national teammates for the game against Bolivia despite not being in the matchday squad.
His wife, Antonella, shared a beautiful message on Instagram for their second son. Messi was absent on his son's day - an act hailed by his teammate, Rodrigo De Paul.
Thiago Messi makes Inter Miami debut
Sports Brief also reported that Thiago Messi made his Inter Miami debut in a friendly game for the U-12s, helping the team to a 2-0 victory over Weston FC in their first game.
The 10-year-old joined the academy weeks ago and has been training with the team while his father continues to generate waves in his new adventure.