I regret it every day’ – Thuram on giving away Messi’s gift


Inter Milan striker Marcus Thuram said he regrets giving away a pair of Lionel Messi boots to a friend when he was a child.

The incident occurred when the France star’s father, Lilian Thuram, and Messi were teammates at Barcelona between 2006 and 2008.

Marcus wanted to join Lilian’s training camp but did not have the required boots.

However, Messi, who was 19 or 20 at the time, according to Marcus, happily lent the younger Marcus his boots and let him keep them.

Marcus, who was 10 years old at the time, not realising the importance of the gift, gave it away to a friend the next day.

He told DAZN: “Messi was the only one who could leave me a pair. I was 38 standing, and he was 40–41. I regret it every day.”