Amy Martinez has joked that she would prepare a roast dinner for Lionel Messi if he joined Aston Villa.
The two have forged a close relationship since Martinez was first recalled to the Argentina setup in 2021, having won the Copa America and World Cup together.
90 minutes understands PSG have accepted Messi will leave the club when his contract expires this summer. barcelona are sure that they could reach a deal to bring the forward back to the Camp Nou, although he faces competition from Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal.
but in an interview espn argentinaMartinez offered Messi to join him at Aston Villa.
“If Leo is whistled, I’ll bring him to Aston Villa. I’ll trap him with a friend [tea], I make roasts for him every weekend, I ask people to make little flags for him and he has a good time. reduce my salary for messi If necessary,” Martinez said.
Aston Villa are on the verge of a return to European football and will secure a Europa Conference League spot with a win against Brighton on the final day of the Premier League season. They are one point ahead of Tottenham and two ahead of Brentford.
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Martinez 2022 fifa world cup In the final, provided a big save during a 3–3 draw with France and saved Kingsley Coman’s effort in a penalty shootout win.
He revealed how Argentina’s victory has helped him mentally after the Games.
“It’s happened to me that I lose a game, reach home and don’t talk to anyone. It’s hard to balance,” he said.
“Luckily, I have my wife and my kids to help calm me in those moments of anguish. I’ve cried to lose a game, I’ve laughed to win a game. Acceptance runs in my blood.” I’m not.”
“What I learned most from the World Cup is peace of mind when it comes to taking care of the result. I went through it because of the pressure, for example when the Netherlands tied us. To tie France 3-3 And almost lost. I suffered so much that now I play matches with more experience.”
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