Emiliano Martinez Recalls a Funny Incident with Lionel Messi at World Cup 2022


Emiliano Martinez, the Argentina goalkeeper recently recalled a funny interaction he had with the star player, Lionel Messi during World Cup 2022. He has won 4 Man of the Match awards in Argentina’s journey to a win in Qatar. The goalkeeper jokingly claimed that he asked Messi to stop winning the awards after the clash against Croatia in the semi-final. Messi had been able to bag a goal and assisted in the semi-final against Vatreni and had been named the personal award winner.

Martinez talked about the scintillating form of Messi during the tournament in World Cup 2022 Qatar. He added that he is happy that they were able to help Messi win Qatar World Cup 2022 and he hopes to continue playing and it wasn’t going to be the last World Cup. It had been revealed by Martinez that he asked Messi to keep playing for La Albiceleste at the World Cup 2026 which will take place in the Mexico and USA. Martinez said that he told Messi after the final to keep playing with them and that there is room for more titles.

While Messi was the star of Argentina during the event in Qatar, Emiliano Martinez earned praise for his performance. They saved the skin of Argentina in the final with a great save at the last minute to deny Randal Kolo Muani from scoring what appeared like a specific winner.

For 15 years, Lionel Messi has been at the top of the game. His longevity in football is something, which has impressed Luis Figo. He said that what impressed him is Messi’s continuity year after year of high performance, which he always showcases, in his experience. He knows that sometimes it is not easy to maintain this level of performance year after year and is quite uncommon.