The latest Aston Villa news came from Gerrard, who said that the goalkeeper’s sickness prevented him from practising before to the match against Southampton.
Emiliano Martinez, the goalkeeper for Aston Villa, has made it seem likely that he will be ready for tonight’s Premier League match against Southampton, allaying concerns among the team’s supporters.
The Argentinian international missed training on Thursday due to sickness, and his availability for the match is considered to be questionable. In his pre-game news conference, Steven Gerrard expressed his concern.
“Emi has experienced a minor sickness,” he stated. He hasn’t trained today, but I don’t need to worry too much because I anticipate his availability. After visiting the doctor, he went home to rest and, perhaps, he will be accessible tomorrow.”
He said, “I don’t think Emi’s circumstance is sufficient to miss a game in 24 hours.” “Really, it makes sense for him to decide against training when he’s not feeling well. Knowing Emi, I have no doubt that he will survive.
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Gerrard’s remarks are reassuring, but Martinez has taken action of his own to allay concerns that he would not feel well enough to play against the Saints. As the international break approaches rapidly, the goalkeeper has been named in the Argentina squad for the upcoming international games against Honduras and Jamaica.
Martinez’s Instagram account has shared the team announcement again, suggesting that he does not intend to withdraw from the squad due to sickness. Therefore, that may be excellent news for the game against the Saints on Friday night.
Since joining Villa from Arsenal in the summer of 2020, Martinez has been an important member of the team. He has yet to record a clean sheet this campaign, but if he is assessed healthy enough to play in goal before the international break, he will be hoping to rectify that.
If he isn’t available, Gerrard may switch to backup goalie Robin Olsen. But like Martinez, the summertime addition has been experiencing knee issues before to the game. He will be evaluated.
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