Gianfranco Zola confessed Faustino Asprilla was “a constant search for trouble” at Parma and remembered being mocked for suffering the cold in England.
The former Chelsea and Parma star spoke to The Guardian newspaper and was asked who was wilder between Parma teammate Asprilla and Napoli companion Diego Maradona.
“Tino by miles. Tino was another league. But always in a nice way. Not that Maradona was in a bad way. But Tino was really, really, a constant search for trouble. Good trouble.”
Zola was one of the first major foreign stars to come to the Premier League and helped transform it from the long ball game of old.
He was initially used in Ruud Gullit’s Chelsea midfield, only to see the ball constantly sail over his head.
The Italian was also teased for wearing gloves and leggings while teammate John Terry braved the cold in “these small, small shorts.”