“We will never forget you. You will always be with us ”: Sergio Aguero tweeted a tribute to Diego Maradona, his son’s grandfather, as Man City boss Pep Guardiola pays his respects
- Diego Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after a cardiac arrest
- The ex-Napoli and Barcelona striker is one of the best figures in football
- Sergio Aguero paid tribute to Maradona after his engagement against Olympiacos
- Pep Guardiola paid tribute to the Argentine striker’s influence on football
- The Man City boss also backed Aguero – Maradona’s former son-in-law
Sergio Aguero paid tribute to his former father-in-law and Argentine icon Diego Maradona after his tragic death at the age of 60 on Wednesday.
Football was in shock after Maradona passed away from cardiac arrest that occurred just two weeks after brain surgery, and honors were instantly paid worldwide.
And Manchester City striker Aguero posted a poignant message on social media in honor of Maradona following his campaign against Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Sergio Aguero paid tribute to his former father-in-law Diego Maradona after his death
Aguero wrote on Twitter: “We will never forget you. You will always be with us. ‘
The legendary soccer player Maradona (above) died at the age of 60 after a cardiac arrest
In addition to a picture of the couple hugging and Maradona winning the 1986 World Cup, Aguero titled his Twitter post: “We will never forget you. You will always be with us. #GraciasDiego RIP. ‘
In the early evening, Pep Guardiola described the late Maradona as one of the “few incredible players” in football history.
The Manchester City manager paid tribute to Maradona in the world of football after his side beat Olympiacos on Wednesday night and Guardiola also publicly endorsed striker Aguero, the Argentine’s former son-in-law.
Pep Guardiola also paid tribute to Maradona after the Argentine’s death on Wednesday
Aguero was married to Gianinna Maradona, the youngest daughter of the former Argentine soccer player, who was there in 2009 when the couple’s son Benjamin was born.
The couple split in 2012, with Aguero and Maradona reportedly out, but Guardiola still sent his thoughts and prayers to the Manchester City forward’s family.
The Spaniard told BT Sport on Wednesday evening: “First of all (I think of) Sergio. His son Diego was his grandfather.
“In Argentina there was a banner that said, ‘It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in your life, it matters what you’ve done in our life. “Imagine what Maradona would have done in our generation (of football).
‘There are few incredible players in our history, he is one of them. He was someone who made this sport better. On behalf of Manchester City, a big hug for all of his family. ‘
Guardiola supported city striker Aguero (pictured here with his son Benjamin)
Maradona was best known for his impressive offensive performances for Argentina, which played an important role in the 1986 World Cup triumph in Mexico, including two goals against England in the quarter-finals.
The Argentine is also a cult hero at Napoli and Boca Juniors, winning two Serie A titles in 1987 and 1990 along with the 1989 UEFA Cup.
Before joining the Italian team, Maradona spent two seasons at Barcelona, scoring 38 goals in 58 games while playing for the Catalans.
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