Emiliano Martinez Says 'I Don't Care About The Money' After FA Cup Final Win
Emiliano Martinez was heard saying "I don't care about the money" after playing an important role in Arsenal's 14th FA Cup win.
After joining Arsenal as a 17-year old and being loaned out six times during his decade in North London, the Argentine goalkeeper started the final as the Gunners came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley.
Martinez was particularly emotional giving a post-match interview at the end of the game, the trophy win meaning so much to him. So much so that he was not bothered in the slightest bit about a potential financial bonus.
The 27-year old was having a conversation with an employer from Arsenal when he made the comment, which was captured on camera in the Tunnel Cam feature on the Emirates FA Cup YouTube channel.
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After getting his hands on his winners medal and the FA Cup trophy, Martinez made sure he Facetimed his family, who he hasn't seen for a year, to share the special moment with them.
"I had seen my dad crying late at night because he could not pay the bills. I remember the day that me and my brother ate and not my mum and dad."- The Arsenal (@DareToWenger) August 1, 2020
Martinez now an FA Cup champion crying as he presumably video calls his family.
Ahead of the cup final, the former Independiente youth player opened up about his parents struggling to pay bills and going without food so that their children could eat.
He told The Telegraph: "I saw my brother and mother crying, saying 'please don't go,' But I had also seen my dad crying late at night because he could not pay the bills.
"I remember the day that me and my brother ate, but not my mum and dad. I had to be brave. I said yes for them."
A truly wonderful rags to riches story and proof that you can achieve your dreams.
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