On November 25, 2020, the footballing world misplaced a legend – Diego Maradona. The Argentinian ahead, who was well-known for his ‘Hand of God’ aim through the 1986 World Cup – revolutionised South American soccer throughout his historic profession. He additionally had an enormous affect on Spanish soccer throughout his two-year stint with Barcelona between 1982-1985. In 1992, Maradona returned to La Liga to play a season for Sevilla.
In an unique dialog with Hindustan Instances, La Liga India Managing Director Jose Antonio Cachaza opened up on the affect Maradona had on Spanish soccer. Jose at all times spoke on the current tributes paid to the Argentinian legend by Lionel Messi after a 4-0 win over Osasuna final week, one thing which has led to Barcelona ahead paying 600 euros high-quality.
Listed here are the excerpts:
How Maradona impacted LaLiga throughout his stint with Barcelona?
Maradona’s signing for Barcelona meant a PR revolution. Many years earlier than not simply social media however earlier than any sort of digital communication existed, it was a social phenomenon. As well as, Maradona scored a few of his most iconic targets whereas taking part in for FC Barcelona; he even made us witness probably the most unbelievable items of dribbling in soccer historical past throughout an El Clásico match.
How will Maradona be remembered within the historical past of Spanish soccer?
Allow us to not neglect that Maradona began his European profession in Barcelona and bid farewell to the Continent stadia with an unforgettable season taking part in for Sevilla FC. Each Barcelona and Sevilla followers and former teammates at all times confirmed love for what Diego delivered for Nou Camp and Sánchez Pizjuan.
What was the influence Maradona had on soccer in Spain?
Spanish soccer has a really shut and particular relationship with South American soccer; in the event you take a look at its historical past, most of their greatest gamers have performed for LaLiga groups. That is very true while you speak about Argentinian gamers. Di Stefano, Maradona, and Messi are arguably their greatest gamers ever, whereas others think about that solely Pele and Cruyff may ever attain that stage. Due to this fact, in the event you intently take a look at these 5 names, all however the Brazilian legend performed in Spain for LaLiga groups.
Messi’s tributes to Maradona after scoring the aim – what are your ideas on these gestures from the Argentinian?
Diego and Leo had an in depth skilled and private relationship. Messi at all times confirmed his robust appreciation for Maradona. Messi’s tribute after scoring was merely stunning and transferring.