On a day like today, but in 1998, Jorge Burruchaga hung his old black boots , those that a lapel covered the laces and seemed never to break. hung the booties that stepped on hard in Mexico in that remembered world, where with his goal he gave the country his second star in the shirt. Commemorated for having excellent matches and for making one of the most important goals in national history and also for being the partner participating in the history of Diego Maradona in the national team.
It is common to think that to have the best player in the world you have to be champion of any competition that is played and always be up to the situation. Football is more difficult than just having the best player, it's not enough just that. It is not enough even to have the best 11 in the world playing for your side, because there is always a set of things that must be possessed for your team or country to become champion. Some of these elements are having a good share of chance, a coach with a game philosophy that suits the team and above all, the world stars, have to possess an accomplice on the playing field. A sidekick . That player who bites tirelessly waiting for the deep ball that never ends coming. But at the same time it is always there, waiting, observing the entire area and with a focused zoom, in this case Diego Maradona .
A fundamental player on the court
Burruchaga was a very functional player in that remembered World Cup in Mexico 86 , he contributed much to the collective game entering within the initial 11 all the matches of the competition. If we talk about team play, the most important interventions of Burruchaga were 4, of which 3 happened with Maradona and sometimes extremely important. We started with the front he put in by group stage against Bulgaria, after Diego threw a center, which was more than a center pass to the head. In the decisive phase of the tournament, precisely in the semifinal, he places a deep pass almost reaching the small area for his colleague and master of this sport to define above the goalkeeper. The connection between the two was remarkable and was beginning to give results.
The duo “wonder”
In the final against Germany , Burru provides a center that manages to connect Jose Luis Brown and thus open the score of the match.Of course, the goal scored near the close of the match was the most magnificent and epic situation of all. The ten was surrounded by German t-shirt with his head raised and ball dominated, filtered without disheveling a beautiful pass at the feet of young Burru, who as usual always stung, stopped; the ball and set out to run at maximum speed, carrying the flag flaming on his mast. When he found himself hand in hand with the German goalkeeper, he finished the play with a definition dotted to the side that managed to embed himself in a corner of Harald Schumacher's bow. The association Maradona-Burruchaga was definitely a success that raised both races in the history of Argentine football. They managed to leave the country high, each contributing their own and unifying the individual qualities to express them collectively on the playing field, as two good partners .
This is how we remember the retreat of one of the most important players in the history of Argentine sport, who 22 years ago decided to hang the booties and together with them is hooked with dust a goal that gave a World Cup to Argentina .
Escribir sobre deporte es mí clara fascinación, es una atracción que me divierte, y la respuesta rápida que encuentro es debido a su flujo de sentimientos a la hora de ver un partido. Enojo, por aquella pelota disputada que el árbitro no decidió cobrar. Desazón, porque la última pelota rozó la gloria eterna que se hubiese inmortalizado en un trofeo. Nervios, si sos del equipo rival que vio en un segundo en cámara lenta el fracaso y le volvió el alma al cuerpo cuando la pelota se fue. Creo que el sentimiento más genuino es la alegría de haber podido ver esa victoria o porque no, de pensar que el deporte siempre da revancha.