For many observers, the title of best player awarded to Emiliano Martinez makes no sense, the Argentine goalkeeper having shone only during the World Cup. And even…
The razzia of the Argentine world champions was total or almost during The Best Trophies organized by FIFA. In addition to Lionel Messi, who unsurprisingly won the title of best player ahead of Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema, and Lionel Scaloni, voted best coach despite competition from Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola, Emiliano Martinez has indeed been named best goalkeeper. of the world, ahead of Thibaut Courtois and Yassine Bounou.
And if the coronations of Lionel Messi and Lionel Scaloni to the detriment of Karim Benzema and Carlo Ancelotti have caused incomprehension – and anger – in Madrid, it is the success of Emiliano Martinez that seems the most questionable. Consequence in the first place of his altogether unremarkable season with Aston Villa. And some also did not fail to point out that the Argentinian goalkeeper had not particularly shone during the World Cup, except in the particular exercise of shots on goal. Evidenced by the eight goals conceded in seven matches by the Argentines during their journey in Qatar.
He’s not even the best goalkeeper in the World Cup
According to some observers, the native of Mar del Plata would therefore only owe this honor to his only save against Randal Kolo Muani in the last moments of extra time. “Without this stoppage in the final against Kolo Muani, would Emiliano Martinez even be on the list for this trophy? He’s not even the best goalkeeper in the World Cup, so the best goalkeeper of the year 2022”, thundered CBS Sports reporter Jonathan Johnson.
An opinion shared by many Internet users on social networks.
I don’t know if we realize the deception, he literally conceded 8 goals in the World Cup, including 3 in the final, he plays for Aston Villa, which hasn’t had a great season. While Courtois achieved a historic competition and final in the Champions League.
—Momo (@momosadat1) February 27, 2023
Emiliano Martínez best goalkeeper of the year HAHAHAHAHAHAH pic.twitter.com/ONlZbFUdgv
— الياس 🇧🇾 (@ilyss_benz) February 27, 2023
Emiliano Martinez will win the trophy for best goalkeeper of the year ahead of Thibaut Courtois.
It’s top 3 of the biggest robberies in the history of football and I really weigh my words it’s outrageous. pic.twitter.com/9yqK037Ueg
— Francysco (@Francysco) February 25, 2023
Internet users are not the only ones to be surprised by the coronation of Emiliano Martinez. Players also do not share the choice of voters for The Best trophies. Evidenced by the eleven of the year awarded by FIFPro after consultation with professional footballers. Because if the Argentinian goalkeeper is therefore the best goalkeeper in the world, he does not appear in the eleven of the year. Thibaut Courtois was indeed preferred to him.