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Even Diego Maradona’s harshest critics, including Cesar Luis Menotti, recognised that they saw an improvement in Argentina’s defence in last week’s 1-0 win over Germany and some sort of shape to the team.
But Menotti, the coach who steered Argentina to their first World Cup title in 1978, does not like what he sees with Maradona at the helm for this year’s finals in South Africa.
“Your obligation is not to be world champion, your obligation is to know what the game plan is,” Menotti told the radio broadcaster La Red this week in a veiled message to Maradona.
Menotti’s comments follow Maradona’s remarks in Munich that he wants Argentina to stop looking back at their 1978 and 1986 World Cup victories and have new heroes to admire.