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Maradona: We are giving everything we have

Diego Maradona, that next Monday before Workshops will direct his second game as coach of Gymnasia y Esgrima La Plata, said this Thursday that they are "giving everything" to avoid relegation to the Second Category.

“We are giving everything we have. Guys need to train and get used to winning. I am not a magician but I am forty-something soccer years old and I know what it means to be a 'tripero' (gymnastics fan), "said Maradona in a video posted on the club's Twitter account.

«Gymnastics people pamper me, they show me things. Look to the future and I love that. I like him very much, that's why I'm a happy guy, "he added.

The 58-year-old coach assured that his assistants, Sebastián Méndez and Adrián González, are "two phenomena" and was proud of the local fans.

«When I return to Argentina I meet these fervent fans who do not exist anywhere in the world. I want to hug them one by one, "he said.

Maradona made his debut last Sunday as coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata with a 1-2 loss to Racing Club.

His second game will be on Monday against Talleres de Córdoba in the seventh round of the Argentine Super League.

The team from La Plata is bottom with only one point and is in the relegation zone to the Second Division. EFE

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