Lionel Messi reveals the only player he has asked to swap shirt with is Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane
– The Argentine noted that it was in an El Classico tie in 2006, the same year the legend retired
– He also admitted that Real Madrid star Guti shockingly asked him for his shirt both home and away in a season.
Lionel Messi has revealed that although he has never been the one to ask an opponent to swap shirts at the end of a game, but the only time he has ever done that was with Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane.
“I am not one to ask to swap shirts,” the Barcelona star said to Invictos.
He added: “I asked, once…I asked Zidane.”
Lionel Messi celebrating a goal.
Even earlier in his playing career before he started to win awards and breaking records, the Argentine admitted he did not approach any player he has faced in a match for their shirt.
However, Zidane seemed to be the only exception to the rule after an El Clasico encounter in 2006 as that was the year the Madrid legend retired.
The 29-year-old also revealed that former Real Madrid midfielder Guti shockingly asked him for his shirt both at Camp Nou and the Bernabeu in a season.
“Guti came and asked me. He asked me when we played here (Camp Nou) and when we played there (Santiago Bernabeu). In both matches,” the Argentine said