Emiliano Martinez took the opportunity to mock France star Kylian Mbappe as Argentina celebrated their World Cup success with a song and dance.
The Argentina players danced around the dressing room after beating France in the 2022 World Cup final. They were all heard singing “a minute’s silence for” in tandem, before leaving a gap for goalkeeper Martinez to shout: “For Mbappe who is dead!”
The squad then resumed the chant as the celebrations continued long into the evening.
Mbappe had a spectacular game as he fired three past Martinez to become the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final since England legend Geoff Hurst did it in 1966. He then fired his penalty in the shootout past the goalkeeper, but it was Martinez who had the last laugh as he saved another spot kick to help his side to victory.
When the celebrations are over, Martinez will return to England to resume the Premier League season with Aston Villa, starting with a game against Liverpool on December 26.