Bernd Schuster: Diego Maradona was already a god when he arrived at Barca

Bernd Schuster: Diego Maradona was already a god when he arrived at Barca

Bernd Schuster, a former Germany player, recalled his time at FC Barcelona with Diego Armando Maradona.  The German became close friends with Maradona at the Camp Nou.

Bernd Schuster, a former Germany player, recalled his time at FC Barcelona with Diego Armando Maradona. The German became close friends with Maradona at the Camp Nou.


During Diego Armando Maradona’s time at FC Barcelona, ​​’Pelusa’, who sadly passed away this week, met some of the great players of the time. Among them was the German Bernd Schuster.

The tough-tempered German had a great bond with the talented Argentine player and felt great pain at the news of his death, which has seen a riot of pain worldwide.

Diego! Strong! I didn’t expect it … not now. He seemed to have recovered from his surgery, ”Bernd told the ‘Süddeutschen Zeitung’ about how he learned of her death.

Along the same lines, the German recalled his time at Maradona at Barça. “The conversations with him were super interesting: how we saw and thought about soccer, how we played and wanted to experience the happiness of playing soccer. We were street players, ”he said.

Likewise, Schuster recalled how Diego’s arrival at Camp Nou was and how he immediately adapted to the team. “You could tell immediately that he knew exactly who he was and why Barça had chosen him. Even as a young man he was a god in Argentina. But he did not flaunt it. He was very happy to be with us, ”he said.

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