Emiliano Martínez's save against Randal Kolo Muani in the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup will be remembered for a long time. A year after that meeting, the French forward touched on the topic again: he had a strong reflection and told what happened to Kylian Mbappé after the game.
“I will always be the guy who missed the heads-up in the World Cup final. Is for all the life. Even when my career is over, it will always be talked about. Of course I'm still upset about that. Also, after the game ends”, he began in an interview with Onze Mondial.
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Draw Martínez and a save against Randal Kolo Muani that has already gone down in the great history of football. Photo: Reuters
“We would have won the World Cup. Is incredible. I don't even have words to explain it. It's just incredible. I would have brought the World Cup to France. He would have been the 'star', and honestly, I don't think I would have liked him. It must not be easy to bear,” she added.
Dibu Martínez's save against Kolo Muani in the World Cup final between Argentina and France.
After that action, which was analyzed from all sides, Muani had the opportunity to give a pass in the middle to Mbappé who was free in the center of the area. People say: 'I could have passed it to Kylian.' First of all, Kylian never spoke about that play again. And, at that time, it was impossible to do so. Football is not played with replays, only the VAR could have seen that,” he expressed.