Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who caused controversy with an obscene ceremony at the awards ceremony, explained that it was done because of the French crowd.
In an interview after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which was held at the Lucial Stadium in Qatar on the 19th (Korean time), Martinez said of the controversial ceremony, “It was because the French people were booing me.”
After the final, Martinez, who played an active role as the main goalkeeper in Argentina, was selected as the Golden Glove Award given to the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
After accepting his award, however, Martinez put his trophy to his groin with a playful expression.
Martinez continued, “I dedicate the title to my family. I come from a humble place.”
He wrote, “I’m going to England when I’m very young. I want to dedicate the title to them.”
Born in the Argentinian maritime city of Mar del Plata, Martinez joined the youth team of Argentina’s Independiente and then came to England at the age of 17 at the invitation of Arsenal.
After signing a professional contract with Arsenal, he moved to Oxford United, Sheffield Wednesday, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Getafe on loan before moving to Aston Villa in 2020 and established himself as the main goalkeeper.
Having been called up to the Argentina national team as a substitute in 2011, Martinez was called up to the national team again in 2019 when he played on loan to Reading. 토토사이트
His skills were in full bloom while playing as the main goalkeeper for Aston Villa, and he made his A-match debut against Chile in June of last year. Since then he has been the main goalkeeper for Argentina.
In addition to his skills, Martinez is also noted for his eccentricities. The scene where he blocked a penalty kick from his team and danced towards the spectators became a hot topic. The same goes for this World Cup. In particular, in the penalty shoot-out against France, she danced while blocking a shot by France’s second kicker, Kingsley Coman, and shook her body again when third kicker Aurelien Chuameni missed a penalty kick. In addition, the fourth kicker, Colo Muani, laughed and talked to him as he prepared for the penalty kick, but received a warning from the referee.