I have the memory of South Africa, I can still hear, and I believe I will always be able to hear, the sound of Leo crying when we were knocked out against Germany.
He came up to me and I told him that he would have a pile of World Cups to get revenge. I said it to him with the heart. They were all thinking about the return, about their tickets… and he was there, distraught, crying.
That is something very strong, something that the Argentine people need to know. Because when people say he does not ‘feel’ the shirt, does not sing the anthem, those who say that are fools."
Maradona said that both he and Messi still feel the pain of Argentina’s 4-0 exit to Germany in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.