Emi Martinez international demonstrates his world-class rank.
Aston Villa Goalkeeper, Emi Martinez had not conceded a goal in 622 minutes for Argentina, a national record.
Romano stated that the 31-year-old’s last goal for his country was in the World Cup final, almost 10 months ago.
Martinez has shown his world-class reputation with a fantastic international record and maintained brilliance for Unai Emery’s side in the Premier League.
Martinez has started all seven of Argentina’s games since the memorable final in Qatar and has yet to surrender, demonstrating his consistency and effectiveness in goal. Even with a strong defense in front of him, his clean sheet record speaks much about his ability.
The former Arsenal shot-stopper’s career took off after his arrival at Villa Park in 2020. Many were surprised that such a gifted goalkeeper had not established themselves until Martinez’s relatively late age.
Emi Martinez | The World Champion from ARGENTINA
Martinez distinguishes himself among Premier League defenders not only via his shot-stopping, distribution, and reflexes. Adding to this, his leadership and command of his penalty area are the most amazing.
According to FBRef, he prevents 11% of crosses into the box (99th percentile), demonstrating himself to be a calming presence in the penalty area.
He is also quite effective in one-on-one combat. Earlier this season, in Villa’s 1-0 win against Chelsea, the Argentine was quick off his line to fend off Nicolas Jackson as he drew down on goal. However, Martinez’s rapid efforts preserved his side level.
Villa have had some stumbles this season, notably a setback to Newcastle on the opening day. However, Martinez has rarely been at fault for anything his team has conceded.
Martinez has a 28.6 percent clean sheet rate, which ranks fourth in the Premier League this season, according to FBRef.
Goalkeepers are tough to evaluate because the best ones often play for the best clubs and are rarely tested in comparison to shot-stoppers facing relegation. Martinez also earned his world-class status by the number of points he scored for Villa while making crucial saves.
Most clubs would benefit from having Martinez on their roster over the course of a season. Both Aston Villa and Argentina owe a lot to him, and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
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