West Ham United’s goalkeeper David Martin on Saturday, a very emotional immediately after the game with Chelsea (0-1 win). The son of a clubicoon Alvin Martin could scarcely believe that he, at 33 years of age, finally got his Premier League debut, had been made and the zero was being held.
“Well, it feels as if this is not happening,” said Martin, against the British media after the game at Stamford Bridge. “I’m 33, I have a great career and had a lot of matches to be played, but I did not prepare for this race.”
“I have spent the last two days and hardly could eat. My team mates were laughing because of the way my board is getting removed had to be, but it’s still not empty.”
Martin has played in the youth of Tottenham Hotspur, and West Ham, but he made his debut in 2004, on behalf of the World in what was then called the First Division, the second-highest level in the field of professional football.
Two years later, the champions league with Liverpool, that year after year, lent to the teams at a lower level, and that he has never been to a Premier League match was played. At the end of seven years, and for nearly three hundred games for Milton Keynes Dons and spent two seasons with Milwall drew Martin this summer, with West Ham as the third goalie.
David Martin was emotional right after the game with Chelsea. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Martin, is celebrating for the first time on the stand with his dad
Due to an injury during the first goalkeeper Lukasz Fabiański, and a couple of mediocre performances of his replacement, Roberto Jiménez Martin suffered on Saturday against Chelsea, finally got his first minutes on the highest level.
The Englishman kept his goal clean, and it won be a failing of the team in a season. “I am very happy that I am no disappointed, I have,” he said. “At the end of the game, I could even enjoy it.”
Martin went out after the match and stand up to his dad to find. Alvin Martin went to the club and played from 1978 to 1996, and 598 matches for West Ham United, and is considered to be a clublegende.
“When I was with my father, we were both in tears. Therefore, we did not say much to each other,” says David Martin. “But, my father was able to see my Premier League debut for the club, for which he was 21 years old to play, it is a great feeling.”
Manager Manuel Pellegrini, who is, by the surprising victory at Chelsea, a little less stressed, was full of praise for Martin. “It wasn’t easy for him to make his first Premier League match to play. However, I had a whole week to get the feeling that he was ready and he showed it during the game.”
West Ham’s goalkeeper, David Martin, who was 33 years old, only made his Premier League debut against Chelsea today and kept a clean sheet. At full-time, he collapsed in tears and went to the stands to celebrate with his dad.
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