We should have hacked him down.
I think he's taking the piss
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