Aired on December 30, 2022 at 6:20 p.m.
After several days of vacation, Argentine world champion Emiliano Martinez returned to Aston Villa training on Friday. The one who stood out for his multiple provocations against the Blues is not sure of playing immediately but has been warned by his coach, Unai Emery.
Emiliano Martinez for the possible retrospective of Hugo Lloris, during the match between Tottenham and Aston Villa, in the Premier League (3 p.m.). This Friday, 12 days after the 2022 World Cup final won by Argentina against the Blues (3-3; 4 shots on goal to 2), the goalkeeper returned to Aston Villa training. During the last few days, he has mainly distinguished himself by a behavior that is delicate to say the least with regard to several players of the France team. Holding a doll bearing the likeness of Kylian Mbappé during the title celebrations was but also believing that Aurélien Tchouaméni had « shit on it » during the penalty shootout. While Unai Emery kept separating from him – and replacing him with the revelation of the 2022 World Cup, Yassine Bounou – the technician made a point on the case of his porter at a press conference.
Emery: « He must again adapt quickly to our work »
Look who’s back. 👀
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“I hope he will be available physically and mentally we will check. I hope he will be 100% focused on Aston Villa. He has to adapt quickly to our work again.”, before Emery, in the case of the BBC transcripts. While he already explained last week that he was going to have a chat with his goalkeeper – mainly centered on his attitude during the various world title celebrations – the former PSG coach did not forget to recall the recent status by Martinez. “Bravo to him and now we are thinking about what will come with Aston Villa. We are proud of him. Every Aston Villa supporter should be proud of him. We have in our team and in our workforce a winner of a World Cup, and he deserves it”, he synthesized. Emery had positive words to highlight Martinez’s character. “He pushes his teammates into training every day. When he comes back we will have to try to reintroduce him into our day to day and be positive to use his energy and try to use his mentality to help us,” the current Premier League 12th-placed coach revealed.