‘He doesn’t know enough about football’ Emiliano Martinez fires back at France star

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Emiliano Martinez has fired back at Kylian Mbappe after the French winger questioned the level of football in South America.

France will face off against Argentina in a Europe vs South America World Cup final on Sunday. This will be the first time teams from both continents will face off in the deciding game since 2014, when Germany played and beat Argentina.

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In the build-up to the game, Mbappe talked about the differences between the football played on the different continents and how it might affect both teams.

The PSG striker stated that European teams have an advantage because they have more ‘high-level matches’.

“The advantage we have in Europe is that we play among ourselves with high-level matches all the time, such as the Nations League.

“When we arrive at the World Cup, we are ready, whereas Brazil and Argentina do not have this level in South America. Football is not as advanced as in Europe. That’s why at the last World Cups, it’s always the Europeans who win.”

This did not sit well with the Argentine goalkeeper. Martinez has already shown that he takes these comments personally with his outburst at Louis van Gaal after their win against the Netherlands.

The Aston Villa goalkeeper was quick to fire a shot back at Mbappe.

“He doesn’t know enough about football.

“He never played in South America. When you don’t have this experience, it may be better not to talk about it. But it doesn’t matter. We are a great team, recognised as such.”

The 2022 World Cup final is bound to be a spectacle and if these comments are anything to go by, a fiery affair.

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