March 10th, Argentine goalkeeper Martinez accepted an interview with Goal.com and talked about his role in the World Cup
The controversial celebration at the awards ceremony, which he said was stupid and he shouldn’t have done it.
Martinez said: “To me, these are stupid things. To be fair, it’s not something I’m proud of. Because I did it in the Copa America. My friend said, ‘
I bet you don’t do it at the World Cup.’ And I said, ‘I’m going to do it.’”
“So I did the same celebration as the Copa America and seeing what happened afterwards and all the criticism, I really shouldn’t have done it, so that’s the only thing I’m not proud of at this World Cup.”