Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has slammed England as ‘overhyped’ following their elimination in the hands of minnows Iceland at the ongoing Euro 2016 Championship in France.
Maradona who is not always far from controversy like many others watched on Monday night as England squandered a goal lead to lose 2-1 in the round of 16 match.
The result was a huge shock to football watchers across the continent following the Euros and immediately after the game manager Roy Hodgson’s resigned but while the outcome of the game is greeted as a huge upset, Maradona felt England deserved what they got.
“It was an upset that didn’t look like one,” Maradona wrote in his column for the Times of India.
“Iceland were fairly in command and made their illustrious rivals run around aimlessly, without purpose or venom.
“England continues to be an over-hyped side, short on talent and steel.
“Although I’d be surprised if Iceland get past France, the tiny nation has been the story of the tournament so far.”
Maradona inspired Argentina to win the 1986 World Cup winner beating England along the way via an iconic ‘Hand of God’ goal to eliminate the Three Lions at the quarter-finals 30 years ago.