Argentina coach Diego Maradona has claimed Diego Milito’s Champions League heroics for Inter has vindicated his decision to include the striker in his World Cup squad.
“Milito ended up confirming I was right in including him among the 23 players I'm taking to the World Cup," Maradona told a press conference last night.
"I'm not surprised about what Milito has done,” he added.
The 30-year-old, who bagged a brace against Bayern Munich in the final, blasted home the only goal of the Coppa Italia final and scored the winner over Siena that clinched the Scudetto for Inter, was expected to miss out on a trip to South Africa in the summer with Maradona set to select Martin Palermo as his fifth striker.
However, Milito was eventually included following a season that even El Diego couldn’t ignore; though he is still likely to warm the bench at the World Cup.
“He played a great season,” Maradona continued. “But so did [Carlos] Tevez, so did [Lionel] Messi and Kun Aguero. I will use whoever I see is doing better [in training]. I don't have starters and substitutes yet. All of them could play.”
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