Thiago little piece of heaven Messi appreciation post.

"I have decided to retire from international football. I’m grateful for all those years. It has been a fantastic time."

"The people close to me are happy that I stay; my mother in the first place. My family and friends are all true Barça fans."

"I’m not 20 years old anymore, but I still have the motivation of a kid."

“He’s a very young lad, so I’m trying to make things more comfortable for him. It’s a big change for me too, but I’m trying to be like his big brother. The level of his quality is no surprise to me at all. Everyone in the Croatian national team and at Barça, will really enjoy watching him play. He has a lot of speed and although he looks slender, he’s very tough out there on the pitch.”

Medical tests of Messi, Mascherano, Alves and Neymar 6.8.2014