“I coached the best, Messi" - Diego Maradona

Football News  Published on September 9, 2019

Law Blessing

Argentine legend, Diego Maradona has finally admitted to Lionel Messi's superiority in an interview with reporters.

However, Maradona who coached Argentina between 2008 and 2010, claims to have passed on useful advice on set pieces to a modern day icon, Messi.

The 1986 World Cup winner says Messi became the finest free-kick taker in world football due to his instructions.

“I coached the best, Messi, and nobody can tell me otherwise, because he was able to skip past up to five players – a phenomenon,” Maradona told reporters.

“He had an issue with free-kicks. When we finished every training session, we kept Leo behind so he could practice, and he started to hit the post.

“I didn’t teach him how to take a free-kick, then he asked me how I was able to score.

“I said, ‘you just have to hit it in the middle. They aren’t going to give me an Oscar to teach you this’.

“And he replied, ‘but I hit it in the middle and the ball goes this way or that way’ and I told him, ‘don’t worry, you’re going to make it’. Now he just can’t miss.”