Lionel Messi admits Barcelona teammate Cesc Fabregas believed he was thick when he first joined as a junior!

The pair played together as young players at the La Masia complex.

"Cesc Fabregas told me that when I was little, I dressed in silence and they thought I was dumb," the 25-year-old told Kepes Sport.

"Now I am more open, and not so shy in the locker room as it was before in La Masia."