Maradona did not confirm the team, but he said there will be no surprises
Diego Maradona did not confirm the team will face Nigeria tomorrow, but sparked controversy with Pelé, as he defended South Africa as World Cup host nation.
Although the eleven players are not confirmed, it is assumed that Argentina will be with: Romero; Jonas Gutierrez, Demichelis, Samuel, Heinze, Veron, Mascherano, Di Maria, Messi, Higuain and Tevez.
Diego said that there will be no surprises in the team’s formation. “The 23 players are to play. In this we are very calm and proud of the preparation we did. Being at the forefront of these 23 warriors, gives me a peace of mind. “
Moreover, Maradona said regarding Pele: “When the tragedy with Togo team happened before starting the African Cup, a dark-haired gentleman, who played as ten, said that the World Cup was not going to be done in Africa. I said that the World Cup would be done in South Africa. We are in the start gate and I wish with all my heart that they make a good cup. “
Regarding the Argentina rival for tomorrow, he said: “We know how to play the Nigerians and they must know how to play us. It’s nice to face a rough team, hard. All I can say is that we end up with Fair Play flag. That arbitrators understand what fair play is because we’re going to see good football, we’re going to enjoy this World Cup. “
And he also referred to Messi: “I would love Messi has the same impact, the same role I had in the World Cup 86. Behind “La Pulga” is a team that has to support him. He has to be the icing on the cake within a team. I wish him to be the best player of all time definitely. “