Messi quotes Maradona in conversation with Zidane: ‘All the kids wanted to be like him’

A meeting of two world football legends. A conversation with two stars who, together, have won nine Ballons d’Or and been named the world’s best player four times by FIFA.

During a meeting between Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane The main subject could only be the historic number 10 jersey. Both won the World Cups, 1998 and 2023, with the number on their back.

In the interview promoted by Adidas and published on the company’s official channels, Zidane asked Messi why he chose the ten to carry on his back. The Argentine star had no doubt about his answer.

“For us Argentinians, the 10th is very special, because Maradona soon comes to mind. All the kids wanted to be like him, even though no one ever achieved it, the desire was to do what Maradona did,” Messi said.

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