Emiliano Martínez played an important role in Argentina’s Copa America victory last summer. The Aston Villa keeper helped Lionel Messi win his first international trophy.
Ahead of the final match against Brazil, Martínez discussed what he did the day before this important game. In an interview with Yououtubeur Sebas Fernández, the 29-year-old explained that he spent the night playing video games.
“The truth is that every night I donate the PlayStation. Two o’clock. It’s my space, my time to distract myself. Before the game, I did it and I went to play. It helps me think of something else, ”Martínez said.
“Before the final with Brazil, I played a few maps for myself. After a while, I went to play the game. It helps me to think of other things, not to be on the phone all day, it relaxes me and it amuses me.
In addition, Martínez explains how video games allow him to be in his space and to diffuse himself from the life of a footballer. The Aston Villa keeper adds that playing video games will allow him to think about other things and not be on the phone every day.
The Argentina goalkeeper also adds that playing video games keeps him in touch with his family since he’s so far away in England. Martínez lists the games they all love to play and how competitive her family is despite being online.
“When I lived in Mar del Plata I spent all day with the ball, but at night it was all with video games. Today, I’m still connected with my friends there, and I connect to be in Call of Duty with them. I love this game ; I am a murderer. I go out in search of rivals, ”Martínez said.
“The group is also very united because we play cards, Among us, Call of Duty, some are with FIFA, ping pong tournaments. The group is competitive, and they came together like that. Before a qualifying match, we got involved with Ten guys in a room, and we got stuck until 2am. We had a lot of fun.”