Diego Armando Maradona was very colorful on and off the field. A selection of the most famous and most remarkable statements of the football legend who passed away on Wednesday.
About growing up in poverty: “Poverty is bad and difficult. You want everything, but you can only dream of it. It would be nice if there was more honesty. If those who have a lot had a little bit less and those who have little had a little bit more. got.”
About the shirt number 10: “No matter who else wears it, 10 is mine forever.”
About a week in intensive care in 2004: “I was hanging by a thread. I went into the tunnel, but the Boca Juniors fans pulled me out. And then the fans from the other Argentine clubs came to help me.”
About his goal with the hand at the 1986 World Cup against England: “I scored a little with Diego’s head and a little with God’s hand.”
Maradona scores “a little with Diego’s head and a little with God’s hand”. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Over Cristiano Ronaldo: “Did you see what he looks like? If he scores a goal, he sells a shampoo at the same time.”
About his mistakes in life: “Football is the most beautiful and healthiest sport in the world. Football shouldn’t pay for my mistakes. It’s not the fault of the ball.”
About his faith: “I have the privilege that God has given me this talent. He gave me my qualities at birth. That’s why I always cross the line when I come onto the field.
Maradona in 2014 with Pope Francis. (Photo: Pro Shots)
About the psychiatric clinic in which he was admitted: “Going mad is scary. In the clinic I felt like Jack Nicholson in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. There was a man in the clinic who thought he was Robinson Crusoe and nobody believed I was really Diego Maradona. ”