Executioner of the French during the World Cup final, Emiliano Martinez was more decisive than Messi during the World Cup, estimated a former Argentine glory.
Emiliano Martinez has achieved a real feat since Argentina’s victory over the Blues: getting out of the shadow of Lionel Messi. His provocations following the coronation of Albiceleste obviously have a lot to do with it. After having shocked the world by obscenely brandishing his trophy for best goalkeeper on the stage of the Lusai Stadium, the Aston Villa goalkeeper has indeed multiplied the attacks against Kylian Mbappé.
The native of Mar del Plata was nonetheless decisive in the coronation of Lionel Scaloni’s troops. His save against Randal Kolo Muani at the end of extra time obviously saved the Argentinians from terrible disillusionment and as in the quarter-final against the Netherlands, “Dibu” Martinez was decisive in the penalty shootout at the aim. So much so that, according to Hugo Patti, former Albiceleste goalkeeper, ” Emiliano Martinez was more important than Lionel Messi. »
Mbappé was better
« He was fundamental as he dominated the penalty shootout, he explained in comments on El Chiringuito relayed by Ole. I will say that the most decisive player was the goalkeeper. He was not very busy during the match except for the last action but when he had to be there, in the last moments, he was very present.
The former goalkeeper does not seem to have been convinced by Lionel Messi. ” Messi was good but I think Mbappé was better.” he further assured, adding later: “ Do you know who was the most important up front? Di Maria. It is he who overflows, who plays for Messi.