Fans of Aston Villa have been reacting to a post on Twitter, in which the Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, reflected on the club’s recent Premier League fixture.
Since joining Villa from Arsenal last summer, Martinez has highly impressed over his 27 Premier League appearances for Dean Smith’s side, conceding 28 goals and keeping 14 clean sheets, as well as making 98 saves at an average of 3.6 per game and averaging a SofaScore match rating of 7.26 – ranking him as the club’s second-best performer in the top flight.
However, following Villa’s disappointing draw with relegation-threatened Newcastle United last weekend, with the Magpies scoring a 94th-minute equaliser, the £47,000 per week shot-stopper took to Twitter, stating his belief that “the comeback is always stronger than the setback,” as well as sharing a picture of himself looking disheartened after Newcastle’s goal.
In reaction, fans of Villa flocked to have their say on the matter, with many heaping a considerable amount of praise on the 28-year-old for his impressive performances for their club so far this season, while others attempted to comfort the ‘keeper following the Newcastle draw.
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So, what exactly did these Aston Villa fans have to say in reaction to Emiliano Martinez’s post on Twitter?
“Our outstanding performer this season. Hopefully, our generous owners can dig deep again and we get more quality into the squad so you stay as I expect there will be plenty of suitors come the end of the season.”
“You’re not having to come back. You’re already at the top. You’re very close to being my favourite ever goalkeeper! Equal the record on Sunday. Nice one for your old Arsenal buddies it would be too.”
“You got this. You’ve been rock solid all season, no time to let doubts creep in. You’re the best out there, keep those standards high.”
“Nothing you could have done about that header. The defence should have dealt with it. Your star hasn’t lost its shine.”
“The future’s bright, the future’s Emi.”
“Tell ‘em Emi! We’ll be back.”
“You’ve been amazing mate. You, Grealish, Ollie, Konsa – brilliant!”
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