Former England star Paul Gascoigne has defended Diego Maradona and criticised compatriot Peter Shilton after the current passing of the Argentinian legend.
Shilton and Maradona performed towards every within the 1986 World Cup quarter-final between England and Argentina, which the Albiceleste gained 2-1 due to the ahead’s controversial ‘Hand of God’ purpose and a well-known solo purpose also known as ‘The Aim of the Century’.
The England goalkeeper lamented the dearth of sportsmanship after the Argentine handed away on Wednesday night however one other Three Lions nice was not impressed with the feedback made to the English press.
“Diego was an icon of soccer,” Gascoigne mentioned to Corriere dello Sport. “It was a privilege to play towards him in a pleasant.
“Many individuals proceed to convey up the Hand of God however in actuality, expensive Peter Shilton, if it wasn’t for Maradona that day, no one would keep in mind you!”
Maradona performed for Napoli from 1984 till 1991 whereas Gascoigne was a Lazio participant from 1992 to 1995. Shilton performed professionally till his late 40s however by no means performed for a membership exterior of England.