Zeljko Petrovic was told after the training of Feyenoord by player Marcos Senesi that Diego Maradona had died.

The assistant of the Rotterdam club played for a few months in the early nineties with the Argentinian football legend, who died on Wednesday at the age of sixty after a heart attack.

"God is dead," said Marcos. You don't need more words, "Petrovic told

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Petrovic and Senesi are preparing with Feyenoord in Moscow for Thursday's Europa League match against CSKA Moscow.

In the 1991/1992 season, Petrovic played for several months with Maradona, who signed for cocaine use in Andalusia after a 15-month suspension.

"I was on the training field with him every day. That alone was something to remember", said Petrovic.

"When he came, everything changed. Previously I drove to the training in ten minutes, then it took me 45 minutes and that was because everyone wanted to watch the training. Because Diego was there. Only then I was able to see what that man loosens up in people. "

Petrovic acknowledges that Maradona was inimitable even off the lines.

"I understand that people say: he did not show the behavior that should be with a trainer. True. But he remained as he is, because he had no other choice. That was especially a problem in the world."

"In Argentina they look at it differently. I have been there. There are churches there with the image of Diego. You will soon see images of the funeral that you cannot believe. I believe the country will go into national mourning. If I saw Marcos Senesi… God is dead. That's how it feels there. "

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