lived up to hype every bit as great & gripping as 'Senna'. so many things to think about. the transfer was weird & has to be dodgy its like Burnley signing messi you want to know how they can afford him & why is he going.
the achievement to change his style of play to succeed in Italy & then take a team in 5 years from relegation to league & European glory for 1st time is incredible achievement. but made me question. what was the reason he wanted to leave napoli & telling president sell me in 1989 after they had just won UEFA cup
1) gone as far as he could, wanted a new challenge
2) he worried the drugs would make him/or had him on decline & loved the club so wanted them to get as much money as they could on a high
3) or was he trying to escape the mafia
this bit is going to be sacrilege for many & i didnt live through that, i might feel different if watched the game live i know shilton still cant forgive him i dont blame him. 1st what were the Italian FA thinking putting Argentinan Semi final in naples. like having England v Argentina at the Etihad. although I sort of understand. but still shocked at the split. how some italians can you go against your own country for 1 player pre match. i dont care if half Irish team are utd players im not going to a bramall lane supporting the Irish over the English. they become the enemy.
right now here is the sacrilegious thing. of course 'hand of god' horrible but as he says he was as surprised that the linesman didnt flag & it blatant cheating. which is unacceptable but then is 100s of goalkeepers who pretend theyve saved it legally when in fact the ball had gone 3ft over line. roy carroll anyone, no football fan is that naive to think that players will be honest just look at Andy Carroll. so i actually have alot sympathy for Maradona at the 1990 world cup & massive implications afterwards because the way Italians tried to destroy his life after booing the anthem in world cup final & but stuff they turned blind eye too. turned constant set ups to get him arrested only because he scored in shootout is unacceptable arguably worse than 1986. nobody is having ago at argentinan goalie that saved the penalties or italians who missed penalties. no make scapegoat for your issues. what was Maradona supposed to do let his teammates down & betray his country, deliberately chuck a game just to please his club fans. napoli & italy need to get a grip, thats a sulk i expect from a 5yr old.