Angel Di Maria Reveals Death Of Grandmother Inspired Him To Play In Argentina's Win
Angel Di Maria Reveals Death Of Grandmother Inspired Him To Play In Argentina’s Win
An emotional Angel di Maria paid tribute to his grandmother after leading Argentina to a win over Chile at the Copa America Centenario.
The Paris Saint-Germain star opened the scoring and set up the second as his side claimed a 2-1 victory over defending champions in Santa Clara, California on Monday.
Di Maria celebrated his goal with a T-shirt that had a message to his grandmother, who died just hours before the game.
“I wanted to play. It was a pride to my grandmother that I was in the national team,” he said, reduced to tears. “I knew I was going to have a chance to make a goal and I send a big hello to my family.”
Di Maria struck in the 51st minute before setting up Ever Banega for the second in the Group D win.