Roberto Abbondanzieri spoke about Emiliano Martinez being the Argentina goalkeeper.
Abbondanzieri represented Argentina at the 2006 World Cup. He was the starting goalkeeper and won numerous titles with Boca Juniors. Speaking in an interview with TyC Sports, here is what he had to say about Martinez:
“I have known Dibu for a while. We have the same agent that is Gustavo Goni and he would always mention to us that there was a goalkeeper in England.
“I’m very surprised by his form with the Argentina national team. Putting on the Argentina shirt is not easy at all. And he put on his shoulders a team that had been beaten through the finals lost. Becoming Copa America champion was what he was missing to become the starter of the Argentine goal.
“He has a bit of everything: He controls the area, he makes himself bigger than he actual is and he is very strong at crosses.”
The former Argentina goalkeeper was a great penalty stopper himself. He also spoke about Emiliano’s tactics during penalty kicks:
“I would only tell him to remain as serious as he was in the first games. For a national team goalkeeper, I like something else. In any case, everyone has their own personality. And Argentina is very calm with Dibu in goal.
“I think when he’s in goal, he already shows his personality, I see him as very firm, he has a big presence.”