The President praised Ten and remembered the day he was found on the street.
The President of the Nation, Alberto Fernández, highlighted the importance of Diego Maradona in the lives of Argentines, recalled the times when he enjoyed him as a fan of Argentinos Juniors and greeted him on his 60th birthday.
“I never saw someone at the forefront of the fight with his whole body as I have seen him,” said the head of state about the footballer by sending him a public greeting on his birthday in the framework of an interview he gave this Friday to Radio 10 .
Fernández recalled an indelible anecdote from when Diego played for Argentinos Juniors, the club of which the President is a fan.
“I lived in Santa Fe and Coronel Díaz, I came from the Faculty, I walked through Pueyrredón, I turned around Santa Fe and suddenly I pass a building in Santa Fe and Anchorena and I see a little boy with curlers sitting on the steps of a building. walking and I said: ‘that’s Maradona’, who had just debuted in First Division. I said to him: Excuse me, are you Diego? Yes, he said to me. Oh, I can’t believe you. Won’t you sign an autograph? Diego would be 16 years, he signed me, “he said.
And he continued: “Maradona, for a fan of Argentinos Juniors, it is a before and after and he put us in a place in the world and enjoy extraordinary football. The best Maradona is that of Argentinos. He played loose, he entertained you. The luxury of answering him, with all respect and affection, a bravado from Gatti, with four goals, extraordinary. Maradona never was another. He was an exceptional player for his technical qualities and his spirit. Wherever he played, he was an indelible leader. Argentines owe him many moments of happiness and we must always be grateful to him. “
In this way, the president joined the multiple greetings received today by Maradona on the occasion of his entry into a new decade of life.
Maradona, current coach of Gymnastics and Fencing La Plata, shone with the shirts of Argentinos Juniors, Boca, Napoli and, above all, with the Argentine team, with whom he won the U-20 World Cup in Japan, the World Cup in Mexico 1986 and he was runner-up in Italy 1990, also at club level he had brief steps through Newell’s and Sevilla, from Spain.