Diego Armando Maradona This Thursday night shed light on a situation never properly clarified regarding the absence of Daniel Passarella of the 1986 world champion team in Mexico, when he was part of the squad but never played due to an alleged intestinal condition, noting that in that contest the “Kaiser went on his own, because he said that having César Menotti in his head, he couldn’t play with Carlos Bilardo”.

“Passarella missed the World Cup in Mexico alone, because he said that having Menotti in his head, you couldn’t play with Bilardo. However, I also had César in my head and I was champion with Carlos”Maradona said in an interview with AFA Play.

“But the reality is that we went to that World Cup with a mediocre team. When in the previous stage we met in Barranquilla, we looked at each other’s faces and we said that we had more team than we thought. The issue was that a few days later we played against Junior and we did not pass half the court (0-0). It was that we were bad, very bad, a band of dogs, that we could not throw a wall “, he recognized 34 years later.

Continuing with his evocation Diego maintained that later the group decided “not to go to Bogotá to play the last friendly match before the World Cup. We chose to travel directly to Mexico and there the group became strong”.

Finally Maradona reiterated that the “God’s hand” it was a mix of “hand and head”, remembering the first goal against England in that World Cup and confessed that he regretted “much” have left outside the campus to Ezequiel Lavezzi when he was technical director of the Argentine team in South Africa 2010.