Maradona wants Argentina to win in South Africa 2010

Other News Materials 18 November 2008 22:30 (UTC +04:00)

New Argentina coach Diego Maradona said in no uncertain terms Tuesday that his goal is to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, dpa reported.

"The idea is to come first (in the World Cup), not to be among the top four. I don't like that thing about the top four at all," Maradona said in a press conference in Glasgow.

The former Argentine football legend is set to make his debut as national team coach Wednesday, in a friendly game against Scotland.

Maradona said he plans to make many changes in the Argentina team, to push through his vision of the game.

"There will obviously be many changes. But we will have to fiddle little by little. Still, there will be changes in tactical aspects, and also changes in people."

Maradona's self-declared goal is to make the player "feel well, pampered, in the national team, happy to defend the national team jersey."