Diego Maradona has branded Brazilian defender, Dani Alves an idiot, after he criticised the way he won the world cup for Argentina.
Maradona palmed the ball into the net in the 2-1 win over England back in 1986, and went on to win the world cup.
In the same match, the Argentina legend dribbled past five players to score for Albiceleste, however, Alves does not think he should be seen as a role model.
“You want to compare Messi to Maradona? You can’t compare them,” Alves told Brazilian channel Canais Esporte Interativo.
“I would not be proud to say that I won a World Cup with a ‘Hand of God.’ I wouldn’t be able to tell my son that I won a World Cup like this with the whole world talking about it.
“The ‘Hand of God’ tricked us, you have to take this firm position. A sportsman like this can’t be an example for youngsters.”
However, Maradona has now hit back, insisting that Alves is a bad example of a full-back, and has also mocked his playing position.
“Dani Alves is an idiot. He makes 28 passes and only gets four right. As a ‘4’ [right-back], Cafu and Maicon were good. Dani Alves? Poor thing,” he replied, via TyC Sports.
“He speaks because he plays in a position on the pitch where football is not played. They [right-backs] touch the ball three times and make eight fouls per game.”