Vito Doria Date: 27th November 2020 at 6:26pm
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Former England star Paul Gascoigne has defended and criticised compatriot after the recent passing of the Argentinian legend.

Shilton and played against each in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final between England and , which the Albiceleste won 2-1 thanks to the ’s controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal and a famous solo goal often referred to as ‘The Goal of the Century’.

The England goalkeeper lamented the lack of sportsmanship after the Argentine passed away on Wednesday evening but another Three Lions great was not impressed with the comments made to the English .

was an icon of football,” Gascoigne said to dello Sport. “It was a privilege to play against him in a friendly.

“Many people continue to bring up the Hand of God but in reality, dear Peter Shilton, if it wasn’t for Maradona that day, nobody would remember you!”

Maradona played for Napoli from 1984 until 1991 whereas Gascoigne was a Lazio player from 1992 to 1995. Shilton played professionally until his late 40s but never played for a club outside of England.