After his celebration and his provocative song against Kylian Mbappé, Emiliano Martinez explained his gesture to Argentine radio.
And Kylian Mbappe et Lionel Messi fought a duel that will go down in World Cup history on Sunday in the final won on penalties by Argentina, the Albiceleste goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was also noticed, in the good as in the bad. The Aston Villa goalkeeper first produced a superb performance, notably fending off the strike from Randal Color at the very last minute, then dismissing the penalty from Kingsley Coman during the penalty shootout.
Les provocaciones de Martinez
That was the positive, to which we can all the same add the fact that he went to console Kylian Mbappé after the meeting. But then, the 30-year-old distinguished himself with a rather obscene celebration with the trophy for best goalkeeper, which he chose to place at the level of his private parts… In the Argentinian locker room then, he asked for “a minute of silence for Mbappé” a gesture not really appreciated by most French supporters.
But the former Arsenal player then justified his gesture with the best goalkeeper trophy. “I did it because the French fans booed me. Arrogance doesn’t work with me”he explained at the microphone of The net.