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Guardiola talks about Maradona’s impact on football

Wed 25 November 2020 | 21:30

Manchester City boss has talked about the great person that football lost today.

Pep Guardiola

has paid his respects to

Diego Maradona

who passed away earlier today. He thinks that Maradona loved football more than anyone else. Pep has also sent his condolences to

Sergio Aguero

who is married to Maradona’s daughter.

"

First from Sergio, because his son, Diego was his grandfather,"

Guardiola said

"There was a banner in Argentina, one time I read years ago. It said: 'it doesn't matter what you have done with your life, Diego, it matters what you have done with our lives.' I think that expressed perfectly what this guy gave us, the amount of joy and pleasure and his commitment for world football.

"He made world football better, his performance what he did in Napoli - a team in the south [of Italy] - and then with Argentina in Mexico 86 was unbelievable. Rest in peace and a big hug for all his family on behalf of Manchester City.

"When I was a little boy with my dad, sometimes I came across to see Maradona playing football. He was incredible, unfortunately he had big injuries and his period was short.

"When I arrived at the academy he left for Napoli, I could not share time being close for Barcelona games but his impact in world football with his career and the love and the joy. I was not in the locker room with him but all the people who were express his generosity, his thinking for all of them, defend the position to make world football better.

"On the pitch he was something unique for one or two generations, a player that you think 'wow what a player'. It was sad news, we knew things were not perfect and a big hug for all his family."

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