Emi Martinez continues to soak up his World Cup triumph in Argentina

Enjoying yourself, Emi? Martinez continues to soak up his World Cup triumph in Argentina as fellow winners Lisandro Martinez and Cristian Romero return to England… leaving Aston Villa to rely on Robin Olsen while he ‘trains in the sunset’

  • Emiliano Martinez has continued to bask in his World Cup triumph in Argentina
  • The Aston Villa keeper shared pictures of him enjoying the sunset on Instagram
  • A handful of his international team-mates have returned to their domestic sides 
  • Sportsmail revealed that Lisandro Martinez has flown back to Manchester United
  • Antonio Conte said on Monday that Cristian Romero was returning to Tottenham

World Cup winner Emiliano Martinez showed no sign of returning to Aston Villa ahead of their Premier League clash against Tottenham on Sunday, as he shared pictures of himself enjoying the sunset in Argentina on Instagram.

Martinez made a handful of vital saves during Argentina’s journey to World Cup glory earlier this month, crucially denying Randal Kolo Muani’s late effort in extra-time and stopping Kingsley Coman’s vital penalty during the final against France.

Since winning the tournament, the 30-year-old goalkeeper has become a figure of controversy for his post-World Cup celebrations, especially in relation to his persistent mocking of French superstar Kylian Mbappe.

Emi Martinez continues to bask in his World Cup success despite the Premier League’s restart

The 30-year-old paraded around Argentina with a doll of Kylian Mbappe on his team’s bus tour

During his team’s dressing room party, Martinez jeeringly requested a ‘moment of silence for Mbappe who is dead’ and later paraded around Argentina with a doll of the 24-year-old on their bus tour.

And it seems the Aston Villa stopper is continuing to bask in his World Cup glory almost a week and a half after the final, sharing pictures of him casually enjoying the sunset in Argentina.

Martinez shared Ale Munoz’s Instagram story on Wednesday, which showed the pair smiling in the countryside with the caption: ‘He trained… sunset in the field’.

Villa boss Unai Emery admitted he would speak with Martinez after his World Cup celebrations

The star then posed in front of four horses and tagged his international team-mates Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martinez, German Pezzella and Nicolas Otamendi, admitting he ‘missed’ the World Cup-winning defenders.

Sportsmail reported that Manchester United have welcomed (Lisandro) Martinez back to Old Trafford ahead of their clash against Wolves on Saturday.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte also revealed in a press conference on Monday that Romero was returning to Tottenham training.

Lisandro Martinez (L) and Cristian Romero (R) have now returned to their Premier League clubs

Deputy stopper Robin Olsen starred for Aston Villa in their 3-1 defeat by Liverpool on Monday

Meanwhile, Aston Villa manager Unai Emery – who admitted he would talk to (Emi) Martinez about his disrespectful celebrations upon his return – is set to continue with deputy keeper Robin Olsen, who starred in the 3-1 defeat by Liverpool.

Reports from Spain claim that Emery is keen to sell Martinez in January, having been unimpressed by his post-World Cup antics.

His behaviour has also sparked a row between international team-mate Angel di Maria and French defender Adil Rami, who labelled the stopper the ‘biggest s*** in football’.

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