Sun 01 November 2020 | 14:40

Maradona: “We would have made an unstoppable tandem”

Maradona returns Rush’s compliment

Argentina legend,

Diego Armando Maradona

celebrated his



birthday this week and received lots of messages from all over the world.


’s legend,

Ian Rush

also wished him a happy birthday.




played against each other in Serie A long time ago, with Rush playing for


and Maradona for




posted a picture of himself and Maradona on instagram:

“Diego Maradona was the best player I played against. Juventus beat Napoli at home, and I scored, but then we went to Napoli, and they beat us 3-1 and I thought he was an absolute genius,”

Rush said

"He was so good he didn't even need to look at the ball, he was just looking at these tackles flying in and riding them, manipulating the ball away from danger, it was a joy to watch.

"Napoli wanted to sign me to play with him after the 1983-4 season, but Liverpool were having none of it.”


saw Rush’s post and replied the compliment:

"I would have loved to play by your side,”

Maradona said

 “We would have made an unstoppable tandem. Thank you very very much Ian.

"All my respect and admiration for you my friend!!! Btw I love these pictures.”

source: SportMob

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