Lionel Messi ’ s mum , Celia Cuccittini , has said that its hurts to see her son mocked and insulted by fans .
The mother, however, admitted that she was surprised the Barcelona and Argentina star won the Ballon d’ Or.
Messi won the award for a sixth time earlier this week , pipping Liverpool defender , Virgil van Dijk .
During an interview broadcast monitored by The Mirror , Messi ’ s mother spoke about the criticism the Barcelona forward receives saying , “ It hurts a lot because you can criticise without mocking .
“ There are some people that can be insulting.
As a mother , that obviously hurts me . He does not have to be liked by the whole world. ”
When speaking about Messi’ s record- breaking sixth Ballon d’ Or, Cuccittini said , “ I am very happy . We were not expecting this .
“ We thought the fifth had been the last . Honestly, this was a beautiful surprise . He (Messi ) did not expect it either .
“ I do not know if he found out minutes before, I do not know , but we did not know anything . ”
Cuccittini went on to talk about the “ debt ” Messi has with Argentina, having not won a major international title with the full national team saying , “ All of the family knows he has a debt with Argentina but nobody wants to win a World Cup or a Copa America more than him .
“ People can think he played bad . We actually do the same , we tell him .
You have no idea ! I give him a hard time !”
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