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“We knew it was going to be very tough, more than Poland”: ‘Dibu’ Martínez, after victory over Australia

The Argentine team beat Australia 2-1 and qualified for the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The goals for the ‘Albiceleste’ were scored by Lionel Messi and Julián Álvarez and, for the ‘Socceroos’, the discount came thanks to a goal against Enzo Fernández. After the commitment, Emiliano ‘Dibu’ Martínez spoke.

“We knew it was going to be very tough. They are very vertical, they press very high, they did not stop running for 90 minutes. They didn’t surprise us at all. We knew it was going to be very tough, harder than Poland. But hey, we got 2-0 up ”, commented the goalkeeper, in an interview with DirecTV Sports.

Martínez emphasized that Australia only had one opportunity to finish off and regretted the misfortune, when the ball deflected past Enzo Fernández, a situation that upset him and left him without a reaction to try to prevent the score, at 77 minutes.

“We controlled the game after that and bad luck… a single shot that they had in the game bounced and changed my stick. Honestly, it’s a lot of bad luck. And then normal. They were twenty minutes of suffering. We couldn’t hole it. In my mind, that of the goalkeeper, I always know that one is going to arrive, so it arrived and, luckily, I was able to help the team”, he added.

Likewise, ‘Dibu’ shared his emotions for the new achievement achieved. “I feel joy, I want to cry, I want to continue working, I want to try hard this week. I want to make history with this shirt, we want to be in history, so we’re going game by game”indicated.

Finally, the goalkeeper who plays for Aston Villa referred to the change of ‘look’, with the colors of Argentina, and confessed that it was only for this match. “It is lucky, he did not abandon me in the last one. Remains. She is already. It was just for this match. We made a bet with the boys and, thank God, we won it.”he pointed.

Source: Elcomercio

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