Saturday is a huge day of football. The World Cup has been a treat for football fans so far and with the tournament now reaching the knock-out phase, everything reaches an even more serious dimension.
France take on Argentina in what is one of the biggest last sixteen ties in memory, with both countries having genuine aspirations to win the trophy.
Tottenham will have involvement through France captain Hugo Lloris and he’ll be hoping to show the very best of his form after some doubts in France before the tournament.
Lloris has one big committed fan… and that’s Argentina legend Diego Maradona.
Touring World Cup matches this summer as some kind of FIFA Side Show, Maradona has now spoken to Marca.
The Spanish newspaper asked him what he’d liked about the World Cup most so far, and that’s when the Tottenham player got a mention.
“I’ll highlight several things,” said Diego. “Mexico I liked, I saw Uruguay as very solid, in Belgium their figure awoke… The World Cup begins now, it’s no longer possible to speculate. And then, for Argentina, I put a case, although I respect France a lot. They are one of the candidates for champion. The goalkeeper, Lloris, never fails, neither in his national team nor in his club.”
Is Maradona trying some kind of jinx ahead of France taking on Argentina? Perhaps, but it seems he’s a big fan of the Tottenham stopper.