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Maradona: I worked with Barcelona star Messi at his best

New Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata coach Diego Maradona has spoken of working with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

In a long and extensive presentation media conference, Maradona spoke on a variety of subjects including some of his past experiences of working with Lionel Messi.

"At the World Cup where I was the coach (of Argentina), I took charge of the best version of Messi.

"I'll tell everyone that. He was incredible. After training had finished, we stayed behind to practice shooting. That's when he started taking more shots at goal. Not because I showed him how to! I only said: 'You need to hit it into the middle'," he added whilst laughing.

"Now he scores all the time!"

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