Tiger Fight, October 9th, Villa goalkeeper Martinez left Arsenal in an interview with The Independent because he did not have the promise of getting enough opportunities from the first team. He also revealed that he had a great time at Villa and has fallen in love with football again.
Martinez said: "In the end I finally became the number one goalkeeper, and I feel that I am also ready. In order to achieve this goal, I have worked hard for 10 years."
"As a goalkeeper, you are training hard every day, but you have to write your own life story. Training is not for reaping depression, not for crying silently."
"If you have been training hard, but have no chance for 4 months, what kind of feeling is this.
"In the past few years, I could have done more, but fortunately, everyone is finally beginning to see my strength. In the last days of Arsenal, I showed excellent performance. I have always hoped to Leave this way."
In the process of Arsenal winning the FA Cup and the Community Shield, Martinez has contributed extremely wonderful performances. But Leno is still the first choice for Arsenal's No. 1 goalkeeper, and Arteta could not promise Martinez enough first team opportunities.
Martinez continued: "I originally thought that as long as I played well, I could become the number one goalkeeper. But under the premise of my excellent performance, Arsenal are still not sure who will get the chance to start in the league. "
"Before the league opening game against Fulham, I was told that I had a 95% chance of starting.
"Everyone wanted me to stay, but at that time, I decided to leave Arsenal. The next morning, I sent a message to Arteta telling him I was leaving."
"I expressed my gratitude to him. I said that I was able to help the team win these trophies because he trained properly and he changed the team. I have confidence in his team building plan and he is really good."
In the end, Martinez left Arsenal to join Villa. In the game against Sheffield United, Martinez also saved a penalty. When talking about choosing Vera, he said: "In order to go to Vera, I declined many club invitations."
"This is where I am now. The day after the game, I told my wife that I felt I fell in love with football again, and the love was deeper than ever before."