Barcelona star Lionel Messi has explained how he has successfully navigated away from a bad diet and now eats more healthily.
Despite his slight frame and excellent stamina, the Argentine revealed how he often indulged in unhealthy foods throughout the early stages of his career.
“I have eaten badly for many years but now I have changed, Messi told Argentine programme La Cornisa, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo.
“When I was in my early 20s I was eating lots of chocolate, alfajores (South American cakes) and drinking lots of lemonade and while I haven’t totally changed, I’m much healthier now.
“Every now and again a little wine does not hurt but I had been vomiting a lot in the past, and now that does not happen anymore.
“The last time I cried? I cried tears of joy when my second son Mateo was born, it was a calm delivery as Thiago’s delivery had been complicated.”