Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez is in India and spoke about the 2024 Copa America, the World Cup and Lionel Messi.
Martínez has been in Asia for several days, having visited Bangladesh and India. The Best goalkeeper in the world spoke to the media while in India about his Argentina national team career. With quotes via Calcutta Times, here is what he had to say:
“When I play in goal, I think I can be the best. Winning the Copa America, the Super Cup against Italy and the World Cup, within two years we won everything as internationals and we are going to win the next Copa America and hopefully the next World Cup.”
The World Cup winner was also asked about Lionel Messi, with quotes via Telegraph India:
“After the match against the Netherlands we knew we would be champions. And when we won the Cup, Messi hugged me and told me ‘You have won us the Cup’. It’s a night I will never forget.
“He is from another planet. Messi is irreplaceable. If he decides to retire before the 2026 FIFA World Cup, we have to respect his decision.
“With or without Messi, we will give our all to defend the World Cup.”
Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez is on the cover of Calcutta Times in India!
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