“I Have Many Manias” – Lionel Messi Gets Candid on His Lifestyle, Strange Practices and Food Choices

Published 09/15/2023, 12:50 AM EDT

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“Extroverts sparkle, introverts glow. Extroverts are fireworks, introverts are a fire in the heart”, a quote by Sophia Dembling, perfectly explains the intricacies of a reserved mind. Lionel Messi has the privilege of experiencing some of the most exquisite things on Earth, from driving the most stunning cars to dwelling in lavish mansions. But today, we won’t be listing those things out. In turn, we want to show how a mind like Messi’s can feel about regular things differently. Here’s a deep dive into some of his pet peeves and food preferences!

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It is well known that Lionel Messi does not speak much in public, but the boy from Rosario has many demands. The man also loves to holiday around the globe and stands passionate about buying the best cars. Yes, he demands the best, but also does not compromise on a few regular things.

Lionel Messi speaks about his pet peeves and dining table secrets

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Lionel Messi was reported to have made many requisites to Barcelona in 2021 to stay back, but here he has certain demands for people around him. From a dining table to apparel, La Pulga needs certain things his way. Recently speaking about his personal habits, He said “I have many pet peeves”, as compiled by TN30 and translated by DeepL.

Messi is very particular about the dining table rules. From things being arranged in a particular order to everyone sitting in their own place, he demands a fixed organization of the table. He states “Breakfast… everyone in their place, always sit in the same place, everyone has their place at the table, the kids, Antonela, me.” He appears to be a strict father, as does the Argentine captain.

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One peculiar habit that Messi has is that he cannot stay with shoes. He hates wearing shoes inside unless he’s playing soccer or doing other outdoor activities. He’s so comfortable being barefoot that he takes his shoes off as soon as he enters his house, especially in the places where he feels most at home. But when asked about those quirks, Messi preferred to keep it a secret. “I do not know. I have worse ones, but I prefer to keep them,” he said.

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What does Lionel Messi’s daily lunch and dinner look like?

It is a well-known fact that Lionel Messi loves to drink Yerba Mate, a South American herbal drink. But he also revealed that he has a sweet tooth and consumes it in small quantities. About his food, Messi said, “I am very simple when it comes to meals: asado, milanesa, pasta, chocolate, dulce de leche, ice cream… I like everything that is sweet, I’m in love with it. I try to eat little but every now and then I like it”. He also revealed that he stopped having Mate which was made sweet and now prefers the bitter variant of the drink.

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After the two-year deputation in Paris, Lionel Messi seems to be free of most of his burdens. His Inter Miami career has taken off like a rocket and slowly seems to settle in. Despite feeling slightly fatigued during matches, he recently traveled with the national team to La Paz for the World Cup 2026 qualifiers. Whether Messi will play the upcoming league match against Atlanta United is a question mark.

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Ruthu has a deep passion for soccer, particularly for Arsenal Football Club and the legendary Lionel Messi. With a fervent interest in sports journalism, he enjoys covering soccer from around the world. Alongside his dedication to soccer, Ruthu has a professional background as a qualified Clinical Pharmacist.
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