Emiliano Martinez has paid tribute to goalkeeping coaches Gerry Peyton and Tony Roberts after making his Champions League debut on Wednesday night.
The Argentine stopper performed well in the Gunners’ dramatic victory against Anderlecht, and made an important save near the end to deny Steven Defour.
The 22-year-old was satisfied with his own performance and said the late turnaround in Brussels was down to Arsenal’s battling spirit.
"I need to say thank you to the manager, Gerry Peyton and Tony Roberts, who gave me confidence for this game"
“It's unbelievable,” Martinez told Arsenal Player. “We controlled the game in the first half and conceded a goal from nowhere. They didn't deserve the goal but that's football. We kept going until the end and got our reward.
“I'm so happy [to make my Champions League] debut and I need to say thank you to the manager, Gerry Peyton and Tony Roberts, who gave me confidence for this game. I hope to win at home now and just go through.
“It was brilliant. It was nice and calm. I think I made two good saves, I was solid and I felt confident. That's what I needed. If you're not confident, you won't get anything.
“I've been working for years and my loan at Sheffield Wednesday [last season] gave me the confidence I needed.”
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