Argentina and PSG striker Angel Di Maria opened up in a candid interview with Spanish newspaper MARCA and revealed which were his Top 10 most influential people in his career.
“He’s a great friend. I spent three very important years with him at Benfica”.
“An exceptional striker and a great guy”.
“One of the best in the world. Playing with him and being his friend is everything to me. Defending the national colours for Argentina with a player like him… words can’t describe it”.
“We shared many things together. He’s a wonderful person, very different from what you see on the pitch. He wants to win everything, score goals. It pains him when he doesn’t score and the team don’t win”.
“He always wanted to sign me and I’m very grateful for the lengths he went to”.
“There was only one name left for me to tick off on the list. Now that I’m finally playing alongside Ibra I can safely say I’ve played with all the best”.
“I didn’t have much contact with him. Neither when he signed me, nor afterwards. I left like I did but I don’t bear any grudge”.
“A great coach and a great person. He stuck by me during one of the most difficult times in my career”.
“There’s a lot of talk about De Gea, but Navas has gone from strength to strength. I went through something similar when I was joined by more famous players than me but I also ended up playing”.
“He called me up when I was on holiday to ask me to come to Paris, telling me I was just the player he needed”.