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·23 September 2022

Aston Villa goalkeeper Martinez wary of injury with World Cup looming

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Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez admits he's wary of injury with the World Cup in November.

Martinez is currently away with the Argentina squad as players take part in their final preparations prior to the tournament.

Following the international break, Villa will play a total of nine games between October and November.

"When we return from this tour, the month of October is left and nothing else," Martinez told Clarin.

"I was just talking about it with my brother, that in October we have nine or 10 games with Aston Villa between now and the World Cup, which are going to go by very quickly. That is why we are enjoying this tour with the boys because it is the last one.

"I said that this year I was going to prepare like I never prepared in my life, but when you play so many games it's more about recovery and the fear of not getting injured. There is no time for anything now.

"Now someone gets injured for four to six weeks and is already half a foot out of the World Cup. It is normal for the player to be afraid. I am taking care of myself more than ever. I try not to touch bread, I win a game and I want to have a [coca] cola and I don't. These are things that I am changing to have the lowest possible risk of injury."

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