Platini, ex player of France and ex president of the UEFA


Platini: "After everything that happened, Maradona's death was expected to me"

Published:26/11/2020 - 13:24h

Updated:26/11/2020 - 13:24h

Michel Platini, former star of France and former UEFA president, spoke about Diego Armando Maradona. The Frenchman assured that he has been getting used to the idea that the '10' could die at any moment

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Michel Platini spoke on Diego Armando Maradona in the special that devoted him the newspaper 'L'Instrument' by his demise. The French, one of the greater legends of the history of France, regretted his loss, but left clear that it was a news that expected from did time. "It is a big loss for the football and a sadness, but after all what happened these last years, expected it to me. It had prepared me to listen a day in the radio the announcement of the disappearance of Diego Maradona", commented.

The Frenchman recognised that when it began him to see badly, did to the idea that it could happen something fateful anytime. Still like this, the hit of reality has been important. "When it saw him speak or move with difficulty, already thought that something did not go well. So you prepare you for the bad news, but when it arrives the day stirs you up something in the heart, in the head. It is difficult, arrives the nostalgia, the melancholy", reflexionó.

On the other hand, it spoke of the complicated personal life of the Argentinian, that had problems with the alcohol, the drugs and that was involved in several episodes of domestic violence. In spite of everything, he throws him the fault to his surroundings, by not to have him helped to surpass his addictions. "I do not reproach him his faults, but to his surroundings yes. All those that were to his around took advantage of well and did not help it to recover ", affirmed.

Also it spoke of the Maradona footballer and of the style callejero of the of Lanús, to the that compared with Zinedine Zidane, another legend of the football. "As I already said it does several years, what did Zidane with the balloon could achieve it Maradona with an orange. As it could play to the football could have been also a juggler callejero. It is a bit like Maradona lived and as it grew, being a juggler", aimed.

Platini Went back to mention to 'Zizou' to put in value what 'The Lint' was for Argentina, his natal country. The ex of the Barcelona or of the Naples is much more that an idol in his earth, that is deeply affected by the news of his death. "It is the son of a country where the football is king, so it was a boy king. I do not think that there are three days of national duel in France when Zidane or I are not here...", it declared.

Maradona, underneath of Johan Cruyff

Finally, it valued who is the best of the history and left clear that for him is Johan Cruyff. Also it compared to Maradona with Peeled, to the that ensalzó. "It is complicated to situate to Maradona like the best player of the history. I played against him, but for my the best was Cruyff. Also it was I Peeled, that won the World-wide of 1970 and was not a human, but something more. If the rivalry Maradona-Peeled exists is by the rivalry between Argentina and Brazil and because both countries wanted to have to the best player of the history

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