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Aston Villa goalkeeper Martinez: Win at Fulham just massive

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Aston Villa goalkeeper Martinez: Win at Fulham just massive

Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez says victory at Fulham was “massive”.

Martinez admits a win was needed as they returned to the top four.

“Massive win,” Martinez told VillaTV. “We thought Manchester United at home would be a big win, to have 11 points gap to them.

“We lost at the end, it was a game we didn’t deserve to lose. Coming here there were question marks because we have a few injuries, three ACL injuries in one season, that’s not normal to have that. We’ve been a little bit unlucky.

“And the one thing we said before the game, we need to play for them, because we have the chance to put things right every weekend and they don’t.

“They’re at home supporting us, coming to training every day. Seeing three of my good mates with ACL injuries, it’s a shock for everyone. We tried to play for them.”

“I think it’s a miscommunication between me and Clem,” said Martínez. “I should have come out, Clem had it clear but when he saw me coming he stopped a little bit. The goal is on me, I put the team under pressure.

“But when the team is under pressure, I said I’m not going to concede again. I tried to help with a couple of saves, a few crosses, but I put the team under pressure.

“The way we defend, I know and I practice with Javi a lot of one-on-ones. Sometimes we bring under-23 players to do one-on-ones from halfway, try and beat me. I have never defended with such a high line and now I am trying to improve every game.”

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