Emiliano Martinez on the bench for Tottenham-Aston Villa

Emiliano Martinez starts 2023 on the Aston Villa bench. PAUL CHILDS / REUTERS

The world champion goalkeeper was not established by Unai Emery in the Villans goals. Hugo Lloris is very present on the Tottenham side.

Goalkeeper and captain of the France team Hugo Lloris returns to the English Championship with Tottenham on Sunday against Aston Villa, but will not find Argentinian Emiliano Martinez in the opposing goal, two weeks after the final won by the ‘Albiceleste in Qatar.

Lloris, who was on the bench on Monday when his team moved to Brentford (2-2), finds his place in Antonio Conte’s eleven.

Martinez, who returned to Birmingham on Thursday and resumed training on Friday after celebrating Argentina’s world title at home, will follow the match from the bench.

He will again be replaced by Robin Olsen, titular and feverish against Liverpool (1-3) during Boxing Day.

Martinez, decisive in added time in extra time and the penalty shootout against France, has since stood out with a series of provocations and slippages.

His Spanish coach at Aston Villa Unai Emery had not hidden his doubts about the psychological state of his goalkeeper this week: “I’m going to talk to him because I want him to control his emotions. We must have values, we must watch our behavior when we are together and facing the players of the opposite team.»

Another player in the 2022 World Cup final (3-3 ap 4 tab to 2), the Argentine defender of Tottenham Cristian Romero was also established.

Team compositions

Tottenham’s eleven : Lloris (cap) – Doherty, Lenglet, Romero, Davies, Perisic – Bissouma, Hojbjerg – Gil, Kane, Son.

Aston Villa’s XI : Olsen – Worthy, Mings, Konsa, Young – Buendia, Douglas Luiz, Kamara, McGinn (cap) – Watkins, Bailey.

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