I am Maradona, who makes goals, who makes mistakes. I can take it all, I have shoulders big enough to fight with everybody.
When I wear the national team shirt, its sole contact with my skin makes it stand on an end.
To see the ball, to run after it, makes me the happiest man in the world.
God makes me play well. That is why I always make the sign of a cross when I walk out on to the pitch. I feel I would be betraying him if I didn't.
There would be no debate about who was the best footballer the world had ever seen - me or Pele. Everyone would say me.
I am black or white, I'll never be grey in my life.
All the people that criticised me should eat their words.
I have 23 top players and they are all ready to put on the jersey and work on the pitch and that makes you happy and then you have peace of mind.
At the moment there are some England players who are the stars of their club teams, but not for their country. It's difficult to explain.
Beckham is a nice man and I'm sure he will reach 100 appearances for England. But he is just a good player, nothing more.
About Diego Maradona:
is an Argentine retired footballer. He has served as a manager and coach at other clubs as well as for the national team of Argentina. Many experts, football critics, former players, current players and football fans regard Maradona as the greatest football player of all time. He was joint FIFA Player of the 20th Century with Pelé.