Di María and Paredes praised "I drew" Martinez: "That save gave us the World Cup"

Ángel Di María and Leandro Paredes praised goalkeeper Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez this Wednesday and remarked that the save against the Frenchman Randal Kolo Muani was key to the conquest of the Argentine team in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. “That save gave us the World Cup” , Di María and Paredes agreed during a special interview with the Italian channel DAZN where they reviewed the latest World title. “That save gave us the World Cup, without a doubt. If they scored that goal against us, it was over and there was no other chance,” added Paredes about the cover in the 123rd minute of extra time.

The Juventus players praised the goalkeeper of the Argentine national team and recalled his entry into the squad in the preview of the Copa América 2021. “The ‘Dibu’ was one of the biggest surprises we had. He had to enter to play due to the Covid of a teammate (Franco Armani) and he did very well. He helped us win the Copa América and the World Cup,” said Paredes. For his part, Di María highlighted: “Many people criticized him for where he saved, they said that no one knew him and he ended up showing that he is the best goalkeeper in the world.”

“Of how crazy he is, all the things he says end up being like that. I’m happy and proud of what he did, what he achieved and because he made us be world champions,” added the scorer of one of the goals in the final. before France.

During the exclusive interview called “Muchachos”, in reference to the song of the Argentine fans, Di María also referred to the celebrations of the Aston Villa goalkeeper and defended him from the criticism he received in this regard. “Actually, it’s always like that, in training, in matches and when we’re focused. It doesn’t change. A lot of people criticized him for what he did and we laughed because that’s his way of being. He lives it that way and there’s no another thing”, concluded the rosarino.

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