Pep Guardiola in the party between Olympiacos and City


Guardiola: "When I was a child I went to Camp Nou to see Maradona, he was incredible"

Published:26/11/2020 - 11:26h

Updated:26/11/2020 - 11:26h

Pep Guardiola spoke after his Manchester City triumph over Olympiacos. The Catalan was questioned about the death of Maradona and only had good words for the former Argentine footballer

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Pep Guardiola spoke in press conference after the victory of the Manchester City in the stadium of Olympiacos. The English certified with this triumph his pass to the eighth of final of the Champions League and now only need to win him to the Port wine the next week to finish leaders of group. The technician referred to the meeting of League of Champions in front of the journalists, but also to which is the news of the week, of the month and one of the ones of the 2020.

Diego Armando Maradona died this past Wednesday and all the world of the sport cries his death. To the ex trainer of the FC Barcelona asked after him he and did not doubt in regretting his loss and refer to him with the respect that won in the field. "In the field was only, for one or two generations see him play was as 'guau, which player are seeing'", commented.

The míster 'cityzen' wanted to explain what meant 'The Lint' with an anecdote that for him defined perfectly to the Argentinian. "The other day I saw a photo of a banner in Argentina that explained to Maradona to perfection. It said, Diego, does not matter what did with your life, but what did with ours. It explains perfectly what this man gave us to all. It gave us a lot of entertainment, did us enjoy a lot and always had a big commitment with the world of the football", affirmed.

Pep recognised that it never knew how was Maradona in the short distances in his stage of player. In spite of not to know him then, left clear that all those that himself shared changing room with him always spoke very well on him. "When I arrived to the Masia he went to the Naples. I did not share changing room with him, but all those that did it speak of his generosity and of his will to do better the world of the football", aimed.

In fact, Guardiola admitted that when it was boy the one of Lanús was his big idol, since by that then played in the Barcelona. "When it was small and to the Camp Nou to see the parties of the Barça only to see to Maradona", stood out. The technician regretted also by the injury that truncated his career in the Barça. "It was incredible, but unfortunately had a very important injury. Therefore it was here so little time", desveló.

Guardiola Agreed of the World-wide of Mexico 86

Finally, it commanded an embrace to all his family and ensalzó the figure of Diego, as they called him his friends, that made history in the World-wide of Mexico. "It did the better football by his performances with the Naples and especially with the Argentinian selection. What did in the World-wide of 1986 was something impressive. It rest in peace and for the Manchester City, an embrace for his family", concluded.

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