Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez on being Argentina national team goalkeeper, World Cup draw


Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez spoke about being the goalkeeper of the Argentina national team and the World Cup draw.

Martinez had spoken about the penalty kicks against Colombia at the Copa America and potential penalty kicks against Italy in June. In the same interview with DirecTV Sports, he was asked about being the goalkeeper for the Argentina national team. Here is what he had to say:

“I was prepared for it for many years but I was blocked at the team I was at and I have to leave to find it. My entire plan of being in Europe was to prepare to play with the Argentina national team. That’s why when I got the chance, I Spoke with former goalkeepers of the national team who have played World Cups and they prepared me.

“You have to go to a psychologist, being the goalkeeper of the national team is very difficult”, they told me. And I already had my psychologist. The goal is the same everywhere, it has the same size. And the most beautiful thing is that I defend a country, the desire is much more than when I defend a team.”

In regards to the World Cup:

“We could have gotten Germany, the Netherlands and luckily we didn’t but it’s the same thing. You could get them after. At a World Cup, they are all difficult. Saudi Arabia is close to their country, Poland, Mexico are all difficult. You have to take it one match at a time.”


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