Argentina legend Diego Maradona put former membership Napoli ending their three-decade wait to win the Italian league title on his birthday want listing as he turned 60 on Friday.
Maradona, who led Napoli to their solely two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990, celebrated his birthday in self-isolation to guard himself from the coronavirus pandemic.
“What reward would I prefer to have? Nothing for me. I want this murderous pandemic would go away, sure,” the previous World Cup winner wrote in an open letter in Corriere Dello Sport.
“I want that right here in Argentina as in lots of, too many, different components of the world, the viruses of starvation and lack of labor that devour individuals’s dignity have been additionally defeated.
“After which, since I simply can’t cease speaking about soccer, I would really like my Gimnasia, who’re near returning to the pitch, to win the championship once more after 90 years or extra.
“And whether it is true that there isn’t a two with out three, I would really like Napoli to win one other Scudetto quickly too.”
Maradona spent seven wonderful years on the southern Italian membership between 1984 and 1991, throughout which he additionally lifted the 1989 UEFA Cup, Napoli’s solely European title.
Napoli gained the Coppa Italia final season, their first trophy in six years, beneath new coach Gennaro Gattuso and are presently second in Serie A.
“Expensive Gattuso, go on like this, together with your dedication and your means to play soccer,” Maradona informed the Italian former World Cup winner.
“I cheer for you and I wish to let you know one thing: there are individuals who boast of getting performed for Barcelona, Actual Madrid, Juventus.
“I’m proud to have been a part of Napoli. I hope in the future you possibly can say that too.”