Marcelo Bielsa continues to add admirers in its passage through the Premier League. Upon arrival at Leeds United, the Argentine coach surprises by the level of the Yorkshire team that returned to the First Division after 16 years in the ascent. In this context, Emiliano Martinez, one of the best goalkeepers in the championship, spoke about how difficult it is to play against the ‘crazy’ teams, comparing it to “going to war.”
In an interview with the portal 90min, the Argentine goalkeeper referred to how tough Leeds de Bielsa is as a rival. «If there is a coach I like to play against, it is Bielsa. I have faced him four times since I was in England and they are super difficult matches, back and forth, they are impressive. You know that you are playing against a team from Bielsa and you are going to a war », declared ‘Draw’.
In this sense, the Aston Villa player recalled the crosses he had against Leeds led by the ‘crazy’. «He beat me twice, I left him out in the quarterfinals of the cup, and I always want to beat him, because he is someone for whom I have a lot of respect and affection for what he generated in football and for what he loves the Argentinian. Someday I would love to play for his team, “said the footballer.
The Argentine dream
Ahead of the start of the 2021 Copa América, Emiliano Martínez is excited to be called up by Lionel Scaloni. «Like all Argentine footballers I want to be in the National Team and play great competitions. That is my dream and that is why I go out to play match by match in the Premier League. To have a chance to go or not just go, but play. I promised my father that I was going to play for the National Team and I am not going to stop until I fulfill it, “he said.
In addition, the former Arsenal did not hesitate to assure that he wants to lift a trophy with the Argentine team. «I want to win a World Cup with Argentina. The America’s Cup or the World Cup, that’s what I aspire to, to win a title with the National Team. It is what I asked God, I promised my family and what I intend to fulfill, “he concluded.