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Inter Milan star Sneijder: I never called Maradona, Dunga idiots

Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has denied branding Diego Maradona an "idiot".

The shock statements were released in magazine Helden today and quoted the midfielder referring to Maradona and Carlos Dunga as "a couple of idiots."

Now Sneijder has released an official statement through the Inter website.

"There has been a huge misunderstanding in the transcribing and various translations of my words," he insisted.

"In the interview I never referred directly to Maradona and Dunga, who I have a great deal of respect for both for what they have achieved as players and as Coaches.

"In the interview I only spoke about the differences between tacticians, because no two people can be alike.

"I am terribly sorry for the incorrect interpretation that was given to my words."

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