Former Napoli and Juventus defender Ciro Ferrara has claimed: ‘Maradona was an antihero, he paid for his mistakes.’
Ferrara had been a teammate of Maradona at Napoli for seven seasons.
“I am moved, these are difficult moments,” he said on Twitch, interviewed by Bobo Vieri.
“At the beginning I didn’t want to talk, then I felt the necessity to speak about a teammate and a big friend.
“We are all so sad for what happened, I am convinced Diego left serenely. I grew up with him, I have unforgettable memories of him.
“He is a friend of mine and I’ve always defended him, he paid for his mistakes.
“Somebody says Diego was a hero, I say heroes are perfect, they don’t do mistakes. Diego was an antihero. Despite his weaknesses he became the best ever.
“He had a crazy head, a little bit like [Antonio] Cassano, maybe they would have gotten along.”