Thursday, 2 March 2023
Emiliano Martinez won the Best Goalkeeper Award
DBasia.news – The Aston Villa goalkeeper was the hero in the penalty shoot-out and was awarded the Golden Glove as the tournament’s best goalkeeper. An emotional Emiliano Martinez dedicated his award to his parents after beating Yassine Bounou of Sevilla and Thibault Courtois of Real Madrid for the award.
Martinez’s efforts helped win both himself and Argentina a second major international trophy in recent years. The Villa keeper saved a penalty in the Albiceleste’s win at the 2021 Copa America. Then, at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he produced a crucial save in the 123rd minute to deny Randal Kolo Muani before saving Kingsley Coman’s penalty, as Lionel Scaloni’s side sealed the trophy. Their third World Cup.
Martinez will next play for Villa against Crystal Palace on Saturday (4/3).