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We should have hacked him down.


LONDON, May 5 (AFP) - Diego Maradona believes he would not have been able to score his legendary second goal for Argentina against England at the 1986 World Cup if he had been playing against any other team.
Only the 'noble' nature of English footballers allowed him to skip past several defenders before poking the ball into the net at the Aztec Stadium, Maradona said.

Any other side would have committed a professional foul to stop the goal, Maradona said in an interview for a documentary to be released this year 'History of Football', the Sunday Telegraph reported.

"Thanks to England," Maradona said. "I scored the best goal of my life, in a World Cup, a dream goal, a beautiful, precious goal.

"I don't think I could have done it against any other team because they all used to knock you down," Maradona said, praising the honesty of his English opponents.

"They are probably the noblest in the world," he said
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I think he's taking the piss
 

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Yeah he probably is, he hates England.

Remember we had Peter Reid, Terry Butcher and Steve Hodge in that '86 team...

I don't think you ever had to ask them twice to hack a tricky player like Maradona down...!
 

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Hes just trying to wind us up before the WC.

"Maradona said, praising the honesty of his English opponents. "

I don't think he even knows what the word honesty means.
 

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Yeah not mention Terry Fenwick.

Maybe they did try to 'hack' him down but just couldn't catch him.

Just like the Argie defenders with Mr Owens goal :D
 
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