Emiliano Martinez on Lionel Scaloni, the World Cup, Argentina and Lionel Messi

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Emiliano Dibu Martínez commented about coach Lionel Scaloni, the World Cup, the Argentina national team, and Lionel Messi.

Dibu Martínez spoke about Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni. Speaking in an interview with ESPN, here is what he had to say:

“A lot of credit to the coach (Scaloni). No one knew myself and Cuti. At times, people thought I was more English than Argentine. I told him thank you, thank you for the support in me when no one knew me.

“One will die for him on the pitch. Scaloni est a super humble guy. He knows how to get to the players. He talks to you as a peer, to everyone. I’m a little unaware. It’s hard for me to think where I have gotten. But when I go to Argentina, I spend time there and I see the affection of the people.”

Martínez also commented on the World Cup and the Argentina national team:

“The truth is that it surpasses the dream. My dream was to play a match with the Argentina national team. When I played the Copa America, I dreamed of winning. Now comes the World Cup, I dream of winning it. I dream of being the best goalkeeper at the World Cup. It’s my dream and I am prepared for that. We don’t know if we will win but it’s clear that I dream of it.

“The goalkeeper needs a personality. Today, the goalkeeper knows how to play with the feet. When you feel small in goal, hit the post and go in. The people give me energy, they stop a shot with me, we feel that support.

“We are 40 million Argentines in goal, I don’t want to fail them. When you hear the anthem, it gives you confidence, hope. I go to the goal and my feet weigh but when the game start, I feel agile.”

Regarding Lionel Messi:

“He is a super open guy, you always have respect but I am someone who messes around, otherwise, I get bored in training. He enjoys that a lot too. When we won the Copa America, Leo looked like a baby. I cried like a baby. We all looked like kids on a field trip. We were together for 45 days and there was no fighting, that united the group a lot.”

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