Tue 17 January 2023 | 10:23

Scaloni admits Emiliano Martinez will not be happy with his World Cup celebrations

Argentina’s manager Lionel Scaloni says Emiliano Martinez will not be happy with some of his behaviours after the World Cup triumph.



Emiliano Martinez

, who was named the best goalkeeper of the 2022 World Cup, caused controversy with his celebrations following World Cup final.

After the final, he taunts Kylian Mbappe when asked for a minute's silence for him in the changing room. The Aston Villa goalkeeper also showed a doll with Mbappe’s face stuck on it to the fans during an open-top bus parade in Buenos Aires.

In an interview with El Partidazo,


admitted that Martinez will not be happy with some of his actions.

“There are attitudes with which Dibu Martínez will not be happy, but he is a spectacular boy. He is a toddler. It is incredible how good a boy he is, you have to get to know him.”

“He was one of the discoveries that gave us enormous joy. He has a personality that has given the group a lot. There are attitudes, but he is a toddler.”

Scaloni also spoke about the World Cup final against France which ended with Argentina winning on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

"My father had a stroke and only moves one hand. And with that hand, before the World Cup, he used it to raise the cup, to win it,"

Scaloni said.

"I used to tell him 'Dad, stop. Put your hand down, stop.' He was always very optimistic and was convinced that it was going to happen.

"The World Cup was like a movie and an incredible journey. The key to the whole tournament was to have enjoyed it, knowing how difficult it was and that anyone could win it.

"Until the 80th minute it was a spectacular match but from then on it was different. I have the images and the match in my head. It was a pity we didn't close it out in 90 minutes because it would have been unfair for France to score a goal at the end of extra time.

"The team talk in the final was very emotional. I got emotional and couldn't go on. We felt it was a spectacular moment."

source: SportMob

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