Diego Maradona admits teammates were not happy with his goal against England

Diego Maradona admits teammates were not happy with his goal against England

- Diego Maradona has admitted that his teammates were not happy with his 'Hand of God' goal against England

- Maradona netted the goal in the 1986 World Cup final against England which gave Argentina the title

- The 59-year-old stated that even his teammates had mixed feelings towards the goal he scored

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has finally spoken about his famous 'Hand of God' goal which condemned England to a defeat at the 1986 World Cup final.

English fans and millions of football lovers are of the views that England were cheated in the final of the World Cup considering how Diego Maradona scored the goal.

And since that year that Maradona scored the controversial goal, Argentina have not won the World Cup title ever since.

It is already 34 years that Maradona scored the goal against England in which the handball was not spotted by any official.

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The 59-year-old has now explained that even his teammates then at the national team were not happy with the goal as some questioned him afterwards.

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''When I saw the ball going up and up and up. I thought ‘I am never going to reach it. Please come down.

“Then I got an idea, to put my hand and my head in. I came down and goalkeeper Shilton did not know where the ball was.

“I looked back and I saw it was in the net. I start yelling ‘goal, goal!’ Then former River Plate midfielder Sergio Batista told me ‘but you scored it with your hand,'' Maradona explained while speaking with programme ‘Detras de Escena according to the report on Daily Star UK.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Diego Maradona was appointed as new manager of struggling Premier division side Gimnasia.

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The Argentine legend was unveiled by the club in a 30-second video which showcased him as a player and ended with the message 'Bienvenido Diego!'

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