The image the Argentinian posted showed a moment in the game where him and six Villa players were on, or close to, the goal line, ready to block an incoming shot from a Saints attacker. He tweeted: “Bodies on the line”. One fan replied to the tweet calling the image ‘epic’.
The victory was crucial for Dean Smith’s side as they had lost during the week to Burnley and they needed to bounce back to show that they are a very different team to the one that survived on the last day of the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Martinez, who Villa signed in the summer, has been a key asset to the side this season and has been a huge reason why the club are currently sitting eighth in the division (SofaScore). In his 19 appearances this season, he has made 66 saves and kept ten clean sheets (Premier League), this is the second most clean sheets in the division.
Here is what Villa fans said following the tweet:
“Couldn’t believe that, we’d totally blocked the goalmouth. All on the line at one point.“
“Keep it up guys, I’m loving watching Villa fight and win”
“Just watched the game again Emi, awesome goalkeeping! Keep it up! UTV”
“Love to see it!”
“Class again last night mate UTV”
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