In the last minute of the final against France, if Randal Kolo Muanyi’s shot could not be saved, the match might not have reached the tiebreaker. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez appeared as the savior of Argentina not only this time but several more times in Qatar World Cup. He also won the Golden Gloves as the best goalkeeper award as a reward for his achievement.
But since then the controversy has not left him behind. After receiving the Golden Gloves award, he created a controversy by celebrating indecently on the stage. It did not stop here. Final hero Martinez trolled Kylian Mbappe in the dressing room while celebrating the title.
He jabbed the French star by calling for a minute’s silence for Mbappe, bringing the cheering crowd to a halt. After that, the blue-white goalkeeper was celebrating with Mbappe’s ‘doll’ in an open-top bus in Argentina.
Unai Emery, the coach of Martinez’s club, Aston Villa, is upset because of these reasons. He termed his celebration as excessive. Emery told a news conference on Friday (December 23) that Martinez would speak to him about his behavior when he returned to the Midlands.
On the other hand, a relatively less reliable Spanish media, Fitchas, said that Emery does not want to keep Martinez in the team. He is very upset with her behavior. He does not like Martinez’s complex personality and temperament. So he wants to sell him in the January transfer. In this case, the Moroccan goalkeeper Yashin Bunuke, who performed well in the World Cup, wants to sell him to La Liga team Sevilla.
Meanwhile, Premier League giant Manchester United has expressed interest in bringing Martinez to the team.