Daniel Rojo spoke his time protecting Messi in a revealing interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.
"In my life I’ve robbed 500 banks. I was addicted to the high life, cars and expensive clothes, and drugs. I started when I was 15 years old and then I became a professional," revealed Rojo.
“In 1997 I decided to change my life and joined the world of soccer. In 2006 I started working for Barcelona. At the time, (Frank) Rijkaard was the coach and the team would send me to pick up players who had too much to drink at nightclubs and couldn’t drive.”
On Messi, Rojo continued: “One day they sent me to pick him up after training. Messi is a humble kid and when he ate he would sit next to me and I would tell him about my life. He didn’t have much to say, in his life he hadn’t done anything beside train and play soccer. They also wouldn't let him go out with girls, only now has he discovered what it means to live."
He continued: “I haven’t been in charge of them for a couple of years but everyone once in a while we cross paths. Last year I went to see a Barcelona game with my friend and I ran across Leo who was accompanied by two gorgeous girls. Afterwards, I found out that one was his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, and the other was (Javier) Mascherano’s wife and I went out to eat with them. At the end of the night, Leo drove me home with me sitting in the backseat."