The goalkeeper Emiliano “dra “Martínez confirmed this Saturday that he will travel to South America to play the three games with the Argentine national team against Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia in the Qualifiers, despite the refusal of the English Premier League.
“A very disputed point today,” said the Aston Villa footballer on his Instagram. And then he put: “Next stop, Argentina”, making it clear that like other footballers will ignore the ban by the English organization.
“Premier League clubs have decided today reluctantly, but unanimously, not to release players for international matches to be played in the red list countries next month.. The clubs’ decision, which has the strong support of the Premier League, will apply to nearly 60 players from 19 Premier League clubs who will travel to 26 countries on the red list in the international window in September, “the statement said. this week from the British entity.
Of those mentioned, in England are goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), defender Cristian Romero (Tottenham) and midfielders Emiliano Buendía (Aston Villa) and Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham).
They must quarantine for 10 days in a hotel, like any traveler from Argentina, which occupies the list of “red” countries due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As a consequence, they will miss two dates of Premier League matches, a UEFA club competition day and the third round of the EFL Cup, explained the text released by the different official channels.