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Monchi explains Sevilla’s touching tribute to the late Maradona

Sun 29 November 2020 | 13:08

Sevilla players made their tribute to their late legend with each wearing a special shirt inspired by the shirt Diego Maradona would have worn during the season he spent at the club back in 1992/93.

The world of football is still in mourning for

Diego Maradona

who passed away on Wednesday, he is considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time, and

Sevilla

is one of the six clubs he represented.

During the tribute, each Sevilla player wore the shirt with Maradona’s number, ten, on the back. Maradona wore the shirt in public for the first time during a friendly with

Bayern Munich

at the Sanchez-Pizjuan, he wore the same shirt in private the day he got the green light from FIFA to sign for the club.

Sevilla’s current sporting director,

Monchi

, who played alongside Maradona during his spell at Basque, was keen to explain the motivation behind the tribute as detailed by Marca.

“Being one of the six teams for which Diego played, it was logical and fair that we go beyond the tributes we’d given him in recent hours and produce something like this,

“There is no better tribute than going out on to the field in a shirt that reminds us all of when Diego used to play for us.”

The moment of silence was held by both Sevilla and

Huesca

players and ended with the music of Argentine legend Carlos Gardel.

Sevilla won the game 1-0 with a late-winner scored by

Youssef En-Nesyri

. They are currently placed fifth in the La Liga table, with just a point behind

Real Madrid

.


source: SportMob