Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez spoke about the penalty kicks against Colombia and the possibility of penalty kicks against Italy.
Martínez was the hero for the Argentina national team against Colombia in the semi finals of the Copa America. Not only was the hero but as he was saving their penalties, he was speaking to the players. Speaking in an interview with DirecTV Sports, here is what he had to say:
“I never disrespected anyone, I never insulted an opponent. It was something that came out of me at the time but if you see my words, I never disrespected the player or his family. It was what came out at the time because I felt a little shy from the rival and I used it to take my country to a final.”
In regards to possibly going to penalty kicks against Italy on June 1 in their match:
“If we go to penalties vs. Italy, I’m not going to say in Italian “Look how I’m going to eat you”, I don’t know how you say it. It’s not what I will do, people think I will talk at all the penalties, the truth is no. I think of moving well because if I push myself well, I’ll reach the posts. I focus on that, nothing else.”