On November 25, 2020, the footballing world misplaced a legend – Diego Maradona. The Argentinian ahead, who was well-known for his ‘Hand of God’ aim throughout the 1986 World Cup – revolutionised South American football throughout his historic profession. He additionally had an enormous affect on Spanish football throughout his two-12 months stint with Barcelona between 1982-1985. In 1992, Maradona returned to La Liga to play a season for Sevilla.

In an unique dialog with Hindustan Times, La Liga India Managing Director Jose Antonio Cachaza opened up on the affect Maradona had on Spanish football. Jose all the time spoke on the latest tributes paid to the Argentinian legend by Lionel Messi after a 4-0 win over Osasuna final week, one thing which has led to Barcelona ahead paying 600 euros advantageous.

Here are the excerpts:

How Maradona impacted LaLiga throughout his stint with Barcelona?

Maradona’s signing for Barcelona meant a PR revolution. Decades earlier than not simply social media however earlier than any sort of digital communication existed, it was a social phenomenon. In addition, Maradona scored a few of his most iconic targets whereas enjoying for FC Barcelona; he even made us witness probably the most unimaginable items of dribbling in football historical past throughout an El Clásico match.

How will Maradona be remembered within the historical past of Spanish football?

Let us not overlook that Maradona began his European profession in Barcelona and bid farewell to the Continent stadia with an unforgettable season enjoying for Sevilla FC. Both Barcelona and Sevilla followers and former teammates all the time confirmed love for what Diego delivered for Nou Camp and Sánchez Pizjuan.

What was the impression Maradona had on football in Spain?

Spanish football has a really shut and particular relationship with South American football; if you happen to take a look at its historical past, most of their greatest gamers have performed for LaLiga groups. This is very true if you speak about Argentinian gamers. Di Stefano, Maradona, and Messi are arguably their greatest gamers ever, whereas others take into account that solely Pele and Cruyff might ever attain that degree. Therefore, if you happen to intently take a look at these 5 names, all however the Brazilian legend performed in Spain for LaLiga groups.

Messi’s tributes to Maradona after scoring the aim – what are your ideas on these gestures from the Argentinian?

Diego and Leo had an in depth skilled and private relationship. Messi all the time confirmed his robust appreciation for Maradona. Messi’s tribute after scoring was merely lovely and moving.

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