It’s Diego Maradona’s 60th birthday this week and England followers is not going to need to hear what he desires on his special occasion.
The Argentina icon has joked that the one reward he craves is one other ‘Hand of God’ a purpose towards England – and to attain it together with his proper hand this time!
Maradona blatantly dealt with the ball into the web previous England goalkeeper Peter Shilton throughout the 1986 World Cup quarter-final.
However the incident was not noticed by the referee and regardless of livid protests from supervisor Bobby Robson and the England gamers, the purpose was given.
Moments later, he produced what many regard as one of many biggest particular person targets of all time, slaloming his approach by England’s back-line earlier than scoring the winner to ship his aspect to the semi-final of the match.
Following the England victory, Argentina went on to beat West Germany 3-2 within the closing in Mexico and this cemented captain Maradona’s legendary standing.
And the Napoli icon couldn’t resist citing his well-known ‘Hand of God’ purpose for Argentina towards England and joked he desires of with the ability to do it once more.
When requested what he desires when he reaches the particular milestone, Maradona advised France Soccer: “I dream of with the ability to rating one other purpose towards England, this time with the fitting hand!”
Final yr, Maradona remained defiant over his controversial actions that finally value England a spot within the World Cup semi-final.
“I knew it was my hand,” he stated. “It wasn’t my plan however the motion occurred so quick that the linesman didn’t see me placing my hand in. The referee checked out me and he stated: ‘Aim.’
“It was a pleasant feeling like some form of symbolic revenge towards the English.”