Five-time ‘FIFA Ballon d’Or’ (Best Footballer in the World title) winner Lionel Messi is keeping himself in touch with football even on holidays, and partnering him in the game is his gigantic pet dog.

The superstar Barcelona forward will soon join his teammates in training ahead of the upcoming 2018-19 season, as he is currently on an extended break after participating in the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup in Russia with his national team, Argentina.

Messi was captured playing football with his dog in a heartwarming video which was posted by his wife Antonella Roccuzzo. He performed ‘Keep-ups’ dribbling trick which baffled his poor pet who seemed to have gotten tired and given up by the end of the video- the plight defenders who have come against Messi are very familiar to.

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Messi is known to be a pet lover and has several pictures with his dog posted on social media platforms with the latest video depicting the adorable bond he shares with his beautiful and gigantic pet dog.

Messi with dog

Messi with his adorable pet dog

Messi with pet dog and son Thiago

Messi with his pet dog and son Thiago

The Barcelona forward looks in perfect shape ahead of the upcoming season and the current La-Liga title holders would soon need him back in the squad.