Diego Maradona says he helped Lionel Messi improve his free-kick technique

Diego Maradona says he helped Lionel Messi improve his free-kick technique
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Maradona described his advice as to “simply hit it in the middle.

“I had the best Messi and nobody can tell me otherwise, because he was able to skip past up to five players. A phenomenon. But he had an issue with free-kicks. When we finished every training session we kept Leo behind so he could practice, and he started to hit the post. I didn’t teach him how to take a free-kick. Then he asked me how I was able to score.  And he replied, ‘But I hit it in the middle and the ball goes this way or that way’, and I told him, ‘Don’t worry, you’re going to make it’. Now he just can’t miss.”

“I’ve always said that I don’t have any issue with him. We might not be friends because we’ve never shared a dressing room together but I always see him at award shows and there’s no problem. We actually spoke with each other for quite a long time at the most recent show. I don’t know if there will be a dinner because I don’t know if our paths will cross for obvious reasons, each one of us has our own life and our own commitments. But obviously I would accept the invitation.” told FIFA website

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