It's safe to say that Hertha BSC's Santiago Ascacibar is a big fan of Diego Maradona.
|Santiago Ascacibar playing for Argentina.||Photo: Andre Borges/Agência Brasília, CC BY-SA 2.0|
Hertha BSC midfielder Santiago Ascacibar has revealed he got Diego Maradona tattooed on his calf when he was just 13 years old.
"I got it when I was 13 years old. Diego's above everything in Argentina," the Argentine international told Sport Bild when asked about the tattoo.
"My father's a Maradona fan, and he said he loved it. My mother was against it. But I did it anyway," he added.
Asked if he likes Maradona more than Lionel Messi, the 23-year-old responded:
"You can't compare the two. They've each been the best of their time. I dream of playing behind Messi in midfield for the national team. The next Copa America will be played in Argentina. To be there would be a dream for me."
Ascacibar, 23, has made four appearances for Argentina.
You can see a photo of the tattoo here:
Su pasado en Estudiantes podría ser un problema. Pero no tengamos ninguna duda en que Santiago Ascacibar se muere por ser dirigido por Maradona. Y sí, si hasta lo tiene tatuado en su gemelo... pic.twitter.com/BB6GjHbYL1— Bolavip Argentina (@BolavipAr) September 5, 2019