Emiliano Martinez was even more decisive than expected in the penalty shootout against France on Sunday.
Emiliano Martinez played a crucial role in Argentina’s victory over France on Sunday in the World Cup final. If he was reduced to technical unemployment for a long time due to the impotence of the Blues and if he finally conceded three goals, the Aston Villa goalkeeper signed a crucial save at the very end of the match against Randal Kolo Manui.
In the process, the former Gunner stopped Kingsley Coman’s attempt during the penalty shootout before seeing Aurélien Tchouameni cross his shot too much. Meanwhile, the Argentinian goalkeeper has given Paulo Dybala some valuable advice as he prepares to face Hugo Lloris.
“The truth is that when the technician called me to come in, I knew it was for the penalty shoot-out, so I had to try to be as cool-headed as possible, told the former Turinese at the microphone of Tyc Sports. It’s not easy because obviously we don’t play a World Cup final every day. »
“When I walked to where the ball was, it felt very long, he continued. I spoke with ‘Dibu’, he advised me to shoot right in the middle after their miss. I was going to cross my shot, the goalkeeper dived towards this post but I listened to what my teammate told me. Strong in the middle, it did not fail. »