A month ago, Emiliano Martinez (30) was preparing for the biggest challenge of his career. In fact, the goalkeeper was close to the World Cup final with his country Argentina. A final that the Albiceleste won against France on December 18, 2022 after a stunning encounter (3-3, 4-2 on the bill). On the roof of the world, Dibu Martinez celebrated as it should be. Even a little too much. In fact, he multiplied the inappropriate provocations during the celebrations in Qatar as in Argentina.
Emiliano Martinez, master of provocation
In addition to Aurélien Tchouaméni, whom he verbally attacked, he primarily aimed at Kylian Mbappé, who had assessed the level of South American football as being lower than in Europe. For example, we saw Martinez carrying a puppet with KM7’s face on during the parade in Argentina. Cheeky as the PSG striker scored three more goals in the final, not to mention the penalty he converted in the shootout. When Mbappé didn’t want to answer, others did for him. In fact, Patrick Vieira or Unai Emery, goalkeeping coach at Aston Villa and former coach of KM7 in Paris, criticized him.
The British press even announced that Emery no longer wanted him. But the Argentine world champion is still with the Villans. After a stint on the bench, he returned to the field. He also faced Hugo Lloris in the game against Tottenham. A reunion that was icy. He was the author of two meetings since the World Cup and was hailed by his supporters on his return against Wolverhampton on January 4 (1-1). Little by little, the 2022 World Cup goalkeeper, voted best, finds peace and serenity.
Scaloni recalls the case of Dibu Martinez
In England he only made a name for himself because he bought a special forces-trained guard dog for around 25,000 euros to look after his luxury house and his trophies including his medal. But this Tuesday, Emiliano Martinez is back in the spotlight. asked during the show”El Partidazo” on the COPE padlock, said Lionel Scaloni about his player. And the coach of Argentina, a nation under investigation by FIFA “offensive behavior”; gave a clear and concise update on the goalkeeper born in 1992. His words are passed on by brand.
“There are attitudes that the Dibu Martinez is certainly not proud of, but he is a spectacular boy. He is a child. It’s amazing how good he is, you should know him (…) That was one of the discoveries that gave us a lot of joy. He has a personality that brought a lot to the group. There are behaviors… but he’s a kid. Lionel Scaloni therefore defended his player but admitted he wasn’t exactly in good spirits after beating the Blues in the final. A cash message that the customer concerned has certainly heard.