Interviewer: [Talk about Leo being the most comfortable when surrounded by children] …I can just imagine what you’re gonna be like with your son!
Leo: (BEAMS) Yeah, I don’t know… The truth is I’m very happy, very eager for him to arrive…
Interviewer: Has it sunk in yet?
Leo: I think it hasn’t. I think the moment I hold him in my arms it will finally sink in.
Interviewer: And he’s never going to be alone, he’s going to be surrounded by people all the time. [Your parents] Have always been crazy about the grandchildren…
Leo: (Smiles) Yeah…
Interviewer: Surely it will be the same with Thiago…
Leo: Yeah, I hope they keep being like that… (BEAMS) Maybe even more and he’s not even born yet. He’s gonna be surrounded by a lot of people, a lot of family. And her family, for her parents he will be the first grandchild, for her sisters the first nephew… Surely he will be the most pampered kid.
Interviewer: Do you worry about him liking football? Would you take him out there on the pitch with you? Or maybe you just don’t care…
Leo: No, I don’t care. Of course I’d like to enjoy all this with him. That he understands what I do, what I’ve done. That he understands a little bit. But I’m telling you, I would’t never tell him or force him to become a footballer. But later I don’t know, I might drive him crazy to make him like football (laughs).
Interviewer: Like Kun did with Benjamin…
Leo: (LAUGHS) Of course!
Interviewer: At two years old he was already as good as both of you!
Leo: (Smiles) That depends on every one but I’m sure he’s gonna like football. He’s gonna be surrounded by the cousins, by us who are always playing with a ball so I’m sure he’s gonna like it, but that’s the least important thing.
Leo: I never dreamed of achieving everything I have so far and the one thing I still have to achieve is winning the World Cup with Argentina.
Interviewer: I think you were waiting for Thiago!
Leo: (LIGHTS UP, LAUGHS, BEAMS)
Interviewer: Otherwise he was going to tell you: “Dad, I didn’t see you winning it!”
Leo: (BEAMS) I hope so, I hope so! He’ll be two years old by then so… That would be beautiful.
Interviewer: I’m pretty sure he’ll understand what it means.
Interviewer: Leo, thank you! Keep being this way and say hello to your family from me.
Leo: Thank you!
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