When the Argentina legend went to manage a Mexican second division side in drug- and gang-ravaged Culiacán, many feared the worst, but a revealing documentary shows him thriving
Diego Maradona tears a piece of paper, then again, until it is in shreds. On a screen opposite, the team he manages are minutes from victory in the first leg of a final tie – yet his stare is within. Maradona has been sent off for arguing with the fourth official, needlessly but because he cares – passionately.
“I told him there was an elbow to the head,” he reflects aloud. “The San Luís trainer told me to shut my mouth. I said: ‘Really? Do you know how many games I’ve played?’ I’m not perfect. No one’s perfect. Sometimes I’m confronted by things I can’t control. But be clear: I’m a good man. I want to improve football, for the good of people.”
Written by Ed Vulliamy
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/14/diego-maradona-mexico-culiacan-new-documentary-series under the title “The real Diego Maradona comes to life in Mexico in captivating series | Ed Vulliamy”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.