Former Argentine striker Diego Milito has reflected on the what it was like to play for national football hero and global icon Diego Maradona.
Milito, our Sony expert following Argentina in Brazil, says the man who led his nation to the World Cup in 1986, maintained his special presence as an international coach.
“What does it mean, for an Argentinean man, to be trained by Maradona?” Milito reflected. “Something out of ordinary, especially in the beginning… when you train in front of him, he’s different than all other coaches.
“He’s not an ordinary coach for us Argentineans. For all the things he did, all the things he gave us, he’s an icon for us.”
Milito added that even for experienced players, just working with Maradona left a lasting impression.
“And it was important, to have him as a coach,” Milito added. “Of course then you get used to him, he was very quiet with us as well, he gave us plenty of advice.
“So after the first impression everything became much more normal.”