Diego Maradona’s former teammate, Jorge Valdano, has revealed how the Argentina soccer nice practised his well-known ‘Hand of God’ purpose he scored in opposition to England on the 1986 World Cup on the coaching floor earlier than the match.
The late soccer icon captained the South American giants once they gained the 1986 World Cup.
Maradona helped Argentina to knock England out of the World Cup within the quarter-finals by punching the ball previous Peter Shilton and into the online along with his hand.
Maradona died on the age of 60 in November final yr
Gary Lineker scored a comfort purpose for the Three Lions within the 81st minute, with England dropping the match 2-1.
“He had labored on it in coaching. It wasn’t the primary time,” Valdano stated in “D10S” a e book on Maradona.
“Once I took corners in coaching, he would get on the tip of it and the ball would hit the online. Some would giggle and marvel: ‘What occurred right here?’ Others stated: ‘Didn’t you see? He used his hand!’”
Valdano identified that because of this he was not stunned when the late Napoli icon scored the purpose, including Maradona had some doubt in his purpose celebration when he punched the ball into internet.
“He stated: ‘To the kick-off, fast.’ I had some doubts (about whether or not it could stand). I ran again in a short time,” Valdano added.
How Diego Maradona practised ‘hand of God’ purpose in opposition to England – Teammate, Valdano opens up