Totti discusses Maradona: “When I retired from playing, he was the first person to call me.”

John Solano

Roma legend Francesco Totti appeared on SportMediaset program “Verissimo” today and discussed the passing of his friend, Napoli legend Diego Maradona.

The former Giallorossi captain, who recently recovered from a battle with COVID, and Maradona were quite close as the Argentine once hailed the Roman as “the best player I ever saw.”

“Diego is still here with us, the emotions that he’s left us with can’t be replicated,” Totti stated.

“He was an extraordinary person off the pitch while on the pitch he was incomparable: you can’t even do the things that he did on Playstation. This is the way I want to remember him.”

He continued, “We last spoke about two months ago when he was managing in Argentina. When I retired from playing, Maradona was the first person to call me and give me support.”

“It’s a gesture that I’ll never forget and one that I’ll carry with me forever.”



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