Former Argentine international footballer Pablo Aimar remembered Diego Maradona this Saturday and stressed that his generation more than admired the superheroes “wanted to be Maradona”, who died at the age of 60, on November 25.
“I’m from the generation of 79. For all of us, he was like a superhero, we preferred to be Maradona, rather than Batman, Superman or Spiderman,” said Aimar, to remember the former player, considered one of the best footballers in the football history.
Currently, Aimar is the coach of the under-17 team in Argentina, assuming the role of coach after he ended his career in 207/18, in which he came to represent Benfica, for which he was champion, for five seasons.
In an interview with the agency EFE, Aimar also spoke about the finalists of the The Best award, who again have Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi in the final ‘trio’, in addition to the Polish international Robert Lewandowski, from Bayern Munich.
“It takes many years at the highest level,” said Aimar, to praise the Bayern striker, who last season won the German League and the Champions League.
Regarding his compatriot Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentine said it is impressive that they are distinguished “year after year” consecutively in the choices of many people, over 12 or 13 years.
Still questioned about Messi’s future and when his desire to leave FC Barcelona, which the club denied him, became public, Aimar explained that he did not have much to say in relation to what could be the next stage of the compatriot.
“I am no one to tell Messi where to play next season,” said Pablo Aimar, who, interestingly, throughout his career has had one of his admirers in Messi.