It’s been 30 years since Argentina kicked Brazil out of Italia 90’s last 16 and Diego Armando Maradona told of the day’s activities.
In an interview given to ‘Clarin’, Maradona admitted that it is “lovely” to knock out their biggest rivals: “Beating Brazil in a World Cup and knocking them out is lovely…”
But for Maradona, not all his memories from that World Cup are positive ones: “The worst thing was not bringing back the trophy. It should have been our second. The guys understand how difficult it is to win a World Cup and we were so close to winning two in a row,” Maradona said.
Germany won that final with one goal and Maradona said, jokingly, that he still thinks the results could change whenever he watches the highlights: “I saw the game again the other day and I still think that one of those chances is going in. Goyco went from one post to the other.”
On knocking out Brazil, the ’10’ said: “I don’t know how we did it, but when we realised, we ran and celebrated on the athletics track. We were all hoarse.”
Lastly, the ’10’, compared the Argentinian team from that World Cup with the 1986 one which Argentina won: “That national team was 10,000 times better than the 1986 one; that team had real men.”