Paul Gascoigne today recalled telling Diego Maradona before a match that he was feeling tipsy, and the Argentinian footballer replied: ‘It’s OK Gazza, so am I’. The former England player praised the ‘icon’ after his death aged 60 and spoke about the time they faced each other in a friendly between Lazio and Sevilla. Gazza had been drinking on the flight to the match in Spain in November 1992 but still scored a goal after getting past four players before telling Maradona: ‘Beat that.’ He also remembered asking Maradona for a lighter outside a Soccer Aid match in Manchester in 2006, without realising who he was – before they shared a cigar. Speaking about their meeting in 1992 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: ‘On the flight I’d had a couple of drinks. Paul Gascoigne (left) and Diego Maradona (right) faced each other in a friendly between Lazio and Sevilla in 1992 at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville ‘In the tunnel, I went to Diego, I went ‘Diego, I’m tipsy’. He went: ‘It’s OK Gazza, so am I’. So that was OK. I went out, I beat about four players, scored… Read full this story
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