'Many see the picture as symbolic of Maradona’s talent and our terror'

By Interview: Colin Drury

Frank Vercauteren and his Belgium team-mates take on Diego Maradona in the 1982 World Cup

I like to think I achieved a little bit during my career: I won league titles, European trophies and was a World Cup semi-finalist. But this photograph is one of the things I’m proudest to have been part of. I have a box of memorabilia and I keep a copy in there.

I know many people see the picture as symbolic of Maradona‘s talent and our terror; that he was so good, it needed six of us to stop him. But in Belgium we have our own interpretation. We love this image for very different reasons. We remember how this match really went.

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