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Neal Maupay reveals how his antics in notorious Arsenal conflict started spiral of occasions that gained Argentina the World Cup

NEAL MAUPAY has cheekily taken the credit score for Emiliano Martinez changing into a World Cup winner – and says the goalie “ought to be grateful” to him.

The Brentford striker, 27, was concerned in a livid melee with the Aston Villa star on Sunday after the keeper’s theatrics following two clashes with the Frenchman.

Neal Maupay has jokingly taken credit for Emi Martinez becoming a world champ


Neal Maupay has jokingly taken credit score for Emi Martinez changing into a world champCredit score: X @sportbible
The forward collided with Bernd Leno against Arsenal back in 2020


The ahead collided with Bernd Leno in opposition to Arsenal again in 2020Credit score: PA
The German goalie was injured in the incident and his absence opened the door for Martinez


The German goalie was injured within the incident and his absence opened the door for MartinezCredit score: Getty
The Argentina goalie went on to win the World Cup 12 months ago


The Argentina goalie went on to win the World Cup 12 months in the pastCredit score: Getty

The 31-year-old first threw himself to the turf after being barged by Maupay after which shoved the ex-Everton ace to the bottom moments later in retaliation.

Martinez, who seemed fuming along with his rival’s response to his shove, then grabbed his rival’s shirt to try to drag him up onto his ft, however that solely led to extra gamers getting concerned. 

Brentford’s social media accounts then hilariously trolled Martinez by wishing him properly in his “restoration from harm”.

Now Maupay has adopted that up with a tongue-in-cheek jibe about how he helped launch Martinez’s profession after he was concerned in a collision with then Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno three years in the past that unintentionally injured the German.

Martinez had performed the function of backup all through his decade on the Emirates and had not even earned a cap for his nation.

Nevertheless, that Leno harm noticed him lastly given an opportunity and he excelled for the Gunners, serving to them to FA Cup glory, earlier than transferring on to Villa the next summer season.

Martinez has since change into Argentina’s No1 and lifted the Copa America earlier than profitable the World Cup 12 months in the past.

Now Maupay has jokingly taken the credit score as he instructed SPORTbible: “I bought so many messages saying ‘you principally gained the World Cup’.


“Clearly, as a result of Leno bought injured in touch with me after which (Martinez) bought to play after which play for Argentina blah blah. He ought to be grateful should not he.”

Maupay added: “It was so unlucky that Leno bought injured.

“I am on superb phrases with him now he is at Fulham. I by no means tried to harm him.”

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