Argentinian footballing legend Diego Maradona, has described Brazilian star, Dani Alves as an “idiot” for criticizing his passing ability.
Maradona said this while reacting to Alves’s comparison between him and Lionel Messi.
Alves had told Brazilian TV channel “Canais Esporte Interativo” that there could be no comparison between Messi and Maradona because of the latter’s infamous “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal against England.
The former Barcelona player who now plies his trade with Italian giant, Juventus had said, “You want to compare Messi to Maradona? You can’t compare them.
“I would not be proud to say that I won a World Cup with a ‘Hand of God.
“I wouldn’t be able to tell my son that I won a World Cup like this with the whole world talking about it.
“The ‘Hand of God’ tricked us, you have to take this firm position. A sportsman like this can’t be an example for youngsters.”
Responding, Maradona slammed the Juventus star saying, “Dani Alves is an idiot. He makes 28 passes and only gets four right. As a ‘4’ (right-back), Cafu and Maicon were good. Dani Alves? Poor thing.
“He speaks because he plays in a position on the pitch where football is not played.
“They [right-backs] touch the ball three times and make eight fouls per game.”
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