Maradona pleased with win over Nigeria

Gabriel Heinze scored an early goal to secure a win in a game that Argentina dominated.

“The team made good moves but we ended up suffering. That’s the law of football,” Maradona said.

“Thank God we won the game. To begin a World Cup in winning fashion gives you a certain sense of calmness. The only thing that concerns me is that we won a big game.

“They (Nigeria) let us off…If we’d taken our chances the course of the match would have been different.

“This was an important step we took today (but) we have to improve a lot of things to get to the seventh match (the final).”