Maradona taunts Schweinsteiger
Argentina boss Diego Maradona has taunted Bastian Schweinsteiger ahead of meeting Germany.
Last Updated: 01/07/10 9:03pm
Argentina boss Diego Maradona has produced his latest bizarre slant on international management by taunting Bastian Schweinsteiger ahead of the World Cup quarter-final against Germany.
Schweinsteiger has recently attacked Argentina's behaviour following the last-eight clash four years ago, when Germany progressed to the semi-finals on penalties.
The Bayern Munich midfielder followed up by accusing the South Americans of whingeing to referees and using provocative tactics to wind-up opponents.
But Maradona has responded in a television interview when he turned directly to a camera and in an imitation German accent said: "What's the matter Schweinsteiger? Are you nervoussh?"
Maradona, who has already got himself into wars of words with Pele and Michel Platini at this World Cup, added: "It doesn't worry me what he says about penalties and that we don't know how to lose. It doesn't interest us.
"A different game is played every match and this is going to be different because we are coming out to attack them and play in their faces.
"This is what has made them nervous."