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Argentina: "It's a baby", coach Scaloni defends "Dibu" Martinez


Asked about the attitude of Emiliano Martinez after the coronation of Albiceleste, Lionel Scaloni was complimentary with regard to the goalkeeper of the

After Gonzalo Montiel's winning shot on goal, Lionel Scaloni burst into tears, without an outpouring of joy.

This reaction, while restrained, contrasted with the excesses of Emiliano Martinez.

Author of obscene gestures with the World Cup or with the famous doll bearing the image of Kylian Mbappé, "Dibu" also made fun of other French players during the celebrations of the Albiceleste title.

Asked by Spanish radio COPE, Scaloni did not dwell on the porter's slippages.

On the contrary, he hailed Martinez's personality and contribution to the World Cup.

“He is a spectacular child.

It's a baby.

It's amazing how good a boy he is, you should meet him, assured the Argentine coach.

He was one of our revelations and he brought us enormous joy.

He has a personality that has brought a lot to the group.

He has these attitudes, but he's a baby.


Luis Scaloni flew to the aid of Kylian Mbappé at a press conference:

💬 "When Mbappé said that, his words were misinterpreted for me, because he plays with South American teammates and he understands very well" https://

— The Parisian |

PSG (@le_Parisien_PSG) December 20, 2022

A cumbersome “baby” who had all the same been one of the first to come to comfort Mbappé after the cruel French defeat.

This gesture is nevertheless far from making us forget all the excesses that followed.

Scaloni doesn't seem to blame him.

The South American technician is under contract until 2026 with the Argentine federation but has not yet certified that he will continue the adventure at the head of the selection.

“I will be going to Buenos Aires in the next few days.

I hope to sit down with the president of the federation (Claudio Tapia) and see if we can reach the agreement we want,” he told COPE.

Retaining Scaloni would be good news for "Dibu", given the rating he enjoys in the mind of the coach.

Source: leparis

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