Back in ’86 i used to hate Maradona, in the kind of way you hate someone who scores through a handball against the team you’re supporting. Over the years though following his ups and downs its become difficult not to love the man, for his passion and foibles, and the belated realization of just how amazing a player he was.
So it was sad to see his Argentina side go out 4-0 to Germany in World Cup quarter finals.
But heartening and oddly touching to read about the response they got when they got back home:
In other news, Alex Ferguson claims that Cafu might have be a Time Lord :p
“Ferguson picked out Dirk Kuyt as an example of a Premier League player who coped with the demands of the season and has still flourished at the World Cup finals Ferguson said: “It’s hard to explain the whole panorama [sic] of that. The likes of Kuyt and the Spanish players who are playing in the Premier League. But all the England team are playing in it so they’re all affected. Whereas Spain have one or two, Holland have one or two. They don’t all play in England.
“Maybe Kuyt is just exceptional in terms of stamina. That’s how it seems to me every time I watch him for Liverpool. I see him with Holland and Liverpool and he’s always running. I remember Cafu [captain of the victorious Brazil team in 2002, aged 32] who was up and down the touchline at 38 – it was like the guy had two hearts. ”
Here’s hoping either Torres and Alonso or Kuyt win the World Cup 🙂