It wasn’t the best game Emiliano Back Martínez in it Aston Villa since the goalkeeper of the national team had a mistake after a shot that meant the second goal in the 2-0 victory of the Nottingham Forest for the eleventh date of the Premier League. The man from Mar del Plata could not contain the Belgian’s shot Orel Mangala. To make matters worse, a few minutes into the match he was unable to do much to prevent the opening of the scoreboard after an impeccable shot.
At the dawn of the meeting the Nigerian Country Life kicked from outside the area and Back He threw himself, but failed to deflect the ball. It was after 5 minutes. With the score unfavorable, Aston Villa It was difficult and the local cast controlled the actions.
In the complement, history repeated itself. A reaction was expected from the Birmingham team, but after an execution of Orel Mangala At 47 minutes, Martínez tried to deflect the ball with his left arm, but it ended up going into the goal. The Argentine’s effort to get it out after the mistake did not bear fruit, since the ball crossed the entire line. The goal was analyzed for a possible advanced position, but after the VAR review it was confirmed that at the beginning of the play there was a legal position.
He Aston Villa continued without reacting, the suffering spread, to the point that Back had to avoid the third scream of the Nottingham Forest after an appearance by his compatriot Nicolas Dominguez.
However, no one denies the level of Back who last Monday confirmed that he is the best goalkeeper on the planet by winning the Prize Lev Yashin in the delivery of Ball of Oro to add to his showcase the highest award in the position after having achieved the Golden Glove at the Qatar World Cup and the The Best to best goalkeeper previously.
During the last few days, his partner in the Aston Villa, Pau Torres, revealed the spirit of competition that the 31-year-old from Mar del Plata has. “He is very competitive. Maybe we’re taking a bus trip, and well, we go together, sitting at the table and we always go with the iPad, with the computer, watching other league games, and when they score a goal against another goalkeeper, he celebrate,” he said in statements to Relief.
“When we beat Brighton 6-1, they gave us a couple of days off and I went home to Villarreal. The next day I receive a message and he tells me: ‘Enjoy yourself at home, but let’s see if we can get a clean sheet in the next game,’” added the defender of the Spanish national team. “And I say holy shit, this guy! We just beat Brighton 6-1 and he’s still not happy. I think that mentality is what makes him one of the best goalkeepers in the world, if not the best,” he concluded.
Despite not having the best job before him Nottingham Forest, Martínez is a reference of Aston Villa and his good performances in recent years earned him the call to Lionel Scaloni to the Argentine team. Once he was given the chance to be a starter in the run-up to the 2021 Copa América in Brazilhe clung to the goal of the national team and was key in the conquests in said South American competition in the neighboring country and of World Cup Qatar 2022 with his providential saves during matches and in penalty shootouts.
After having been one of the archers with the best numbers in the aforementioned category of the “clean sheet”, the least defeated fence, during last season, Martínez is not having the same results in the current one: He kept a clean sheet on just two occasions (against Chelsea and Everton) of the ten appearances he had in the Premier League.. He has scored 15 goals so far in the tournament. While last season He accumulated 11 undefeated goals in his bow, finishing in sixth place in the general table behind names like David de Gea (17), Alisson Becker (14), Nick Pope (14), Aaron Ramsdale (14) and David Raya (12).
Regardless of these numbers, Aston Villa is having an acceptable start in the Premier with 22 points that place it in fifth place behind Manchester City (27), Tottenham (26), Arsenal (24) and Liverpool (23).
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