Goalkeeper of Argentina Emiliano Martinez has connected with many other players who praise the PSG star Lionel Messi. The Aston Villa player says the former Barcelona captain is the best player he has played with so far in his game.
“Very good [team-mate] I have been with Messi, “Martinez told JB Wealth Club in a statement Roy Taker.
Lionel Messi and Emiliano Martinez bonded last summer when they represented Argentina in the match America Cup. The two were the best performers in the national team and had the influence to lead Albiceleste to victory.
Seeing how close a PSG player is, Martinez has no choice but to appreciate his personality, talent and leadership. The footballer also added that he thanked the Argentine captain for encouraging him to do well in the Copa America.
He said: “As a player, as a leader, as a person. I think he inspired me to be a good, well-known Copa America player and I will always be grateful to him.”
So far, it does not mean that Lionel Messi is the favorite of Emiliano Martinez. The striker praised his Argentine teammate as one of the best goalscorers in the world for his outstanding performance against Uruguay in October last year.
“Name [Emiliano] Martinez is important, “he said TNT games. “When they get to him, he always responds.
“He focused on goals and we have one of the best goalscorers in the world,” the former Barcelona captain added.
How Lionel Messi and Emiliano Martinez have been so far this season
It has been the first slow-moving life of Lionel Messi in Ligue 1, with just one goal in 11 games so far. However, the Argentine has been PSG’s best performer in the Champions League, scoring five goals in most games.
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Meanwhile, Emiliano Martinez has retained his number one spot at Aston Villa among the club this season. So far, the player has played 20 games in the Premier League in all competitions, keeping five sheets.