Harry Kane met Diego Maradona before Tottenham-Liverpool game and appreciates his ‘great energy

Harry Kane met Diego Maradona


Harry Kane met Diego Maradona and only has great things to say about the retired Argentine professional footballer.

Old team-mate and compatriot Mauricio Pochettino invited Maradona to watch the game at Wembley with Tottenham demolishing Liverpool with a 4-1 win.

Maradona met Pochettino, captain Hugo Lloris, vice-captain Kane and the staff in the changing room before the game and was paraded on the pitch at half-time with a Tottenham scarf over his neck.

Diego Maradona


“We met him before the game. He’s a fantastic guy. Great energy. Great guy. He is one of the best No 10s ever. It was great for him to be here today.

“He didn’t talk much English. He talked in Spanish. I didn’t understand what he was saying. But he was very energetic. He said some nice compliments, not just to me, but to the team and the manager. I think they played together early in the gaffer’s career.

“Just to be in the company of someone like that – what a player he was. He was chatting, laughing, joking – everyone would probably be in awe of him. He’s still argued to be best of all time. To watch us play well was important.”

Pochettino said: “I saw him before in the manager’s room. It was so emotional. It was difficult to let him go because you are in front of Maradona, you want to speak with him, stay with him and share a moment with him.

“It was so emotional because more than 20 years I didn’t see him. To meet again, that’s fantastic. For me he’s the best player in football and he’s massive. He remembered every single moment that we shared.”


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