Depo Martinez was awarded the best goalkeeper and was moved: “I saw my mother cleaning the buildings for nine hours and my father working, and their idols are them.”

Emiliano “Depo” Martinez He was named the best archer in the world Awards ceremony And beat it Moroccan Yassin Bono and the Belgian Thibaut Courtois. The award was presented by the Brazilian Julius Caesar After the trophy was handed over, the Mar del Plata goalkeeper was carried on stage, where he said warm words to his family.

“My country is proud to have managed to win the World Cup after 36 years. Also for people who know how emotional it is and even more so given the difficult year we have had financially,” Debo said.

“My family is a big part of this. The people of Aston Villa. The people of determination. The Scaloni who gave me the opportunity to play. When they asked me as a boy my idol, my reference as a player, I watch my mom clean the buildings for eight or nine hours and my dad work, and their idols are themThe 30-year-old guard recounted with tears in his eyes. His wife was excited too. Mandinawho watched him from the benches.

There is no doubt that getting the World Cup in Qatar was decisive in choosing Martinez as the winner of the evening in Paris. Depo started in clubs in his city and after training in Independiente at the age of only sixteen, he emigrated to Arsenal in England and then managed to continue at Aston Villa, whose good performance gave him opportunities in the national team at the hands of Lionel Scaloni.

After making his debut in the qualifying matches before the Copa América, he definitively secured his starting place and was sometimes substituted for Franco Armaniwhose predecessor was in the Albiceleste arc.

His personality, charisma, is shown in the definitions through penalties in which he also shines in avoiding a lot of competitors, but in particular, his tremendous blocking against Randall Kolo Mwani In the extra-time finale of the historic final in Qatar, Martinez was key to achieving this Fifa honor on a historic night in Paris on which he was also honoured. Lionel Scaloni As the best coach and the Argentine fans on behalf of better swollen To everyone, with the known Tula And his hype at the awards ceremony

Emiliano Martinez and his wife, Mandina, before the FIFA Gala (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Besides his outstanding performances that have been crucial to the success of the Argentine team in the past two years, Depo has also become one of the benchmarks of the team in charge of Scaloni. His personality and leadership on and off the field allowed him to be one of the key men in the process.

What comes at the level of the national team will be the two friendlies to celebrate the domestic title with their people, which will be on the 20th and 28th of Marc: the rivals will be Panama and Curaçao. One is in the Monumental Stadium and the other is probably in the interior of the country (Córdoba, Santiago del Estero, San Juan and San Luis, squares in the dance). Then comes the next qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The playoffs will begin in September this year. In 2024 the Copa America will be played.

As for his club, Aston Villa, he is a star in an irregular campaign in the English Premier League and ranks eleventh with 31 points, behind Liverpool 5 points, which ranks seventh or last to obtain a place in international competitions. . There are 13 dates left to finish the season.

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