The 30-year-old brought on some alarm when he was sick throughout an Argentina pleasant in opposition to Romania in Bucharest in 2014, after which the ahead confessed it “occurred on a regular basis.”
Messi had been sick the 12 months earlier than in a World Cup qualifier in opposition to Bolivia, within the excessive altitude of La Paz, and his previous worldwide boss Alejandro Sabella later blamed the issue on nerves.
Giuliano Poser, an Italian physician, claimed in 2015 to have handled and cured Messi of the issue however the participant himself believes reducing out unhealthy drinks and snacks was the actual key.
“I do not know what I ate however I ate badly for a few years,” he admitted to America TV’s La Cornisa. “At 22, 23… [it was] chocolate, alfajores [South American filled cookies], fizzy drinks. Now I eat nicely: fish, meat, greens, salads. All the things is organized and brought care of. Generally a little bit of wine, however that is not an issue.
“I actually seen the change when it got here to vomiting. They stated it may very well be a whole lot of issues, finally I modified and it did not occur any extra.”
Messi additionally believes he’s now not affected by critics or sporting setbacks, thanks largely to having change into a father in 2012.
“The very best you are able to do to neglect every part is be with my youngsters, spouse, household. The remaining is secondary,” stated Messi, who has three sons — Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro.
“The arrival of my first son made me not simply shut myself off with soccer. I do not wish to lose, to attract, however I take it in another way. It is greater than a outcome, generally you may’t at all times win, there are surprises, you may’t at all times win and as soon as it is over there are different issues.
“I discuss every part that occurs with my household, my brothers. They’re at all times there and I inform them every part. On the time [criticism] affected me and the critics had been unhealthy to me. However that is over. I do know they are saying issues misplaced, that don’t have anything to do with sport. They become involved of their personal life.”