‘I enjoy defending so much!’ – Inigo Martinez talks Barcelona move

Inigo Martinez, a recent free agent signing for Barcelona, has spoken about his love of defense since finalizing his move to the Camp Nou.

Martinez, who recently left Athletic Club, is excited to join Barcelona and be a part of Xavi’s backline.

He told the club’s reporters, “I’ve been playing football for a long time and I believe I can contribute in every manner.

“My objective will be to lead that defense,” he added. “I’ve played many games, I have a lot of experience on the field.

“I love defending, and I’m confident that things will go extremely well for us. That much I am certain.


Martinez, who signed a two-year contract with the Spanish champions, is also hoping to win some hardware.

I join this wonderful club with great excitement and a lot of enthusiasm, and I hope to give everything I have to it,” he continued.

It’s taken me a long time, but I’ve finally taken the professional step that every player wants to take, and I’m very eager to join this team.

“They put a lot of trust in me right away, so I want to repay that on the field by performing my duties. Aim high, capture every title you can, but we all know it’s difficult and demands a lot of work of labor. The results will undoubtedly materialize if we maintain strong physical condition and the squad performs at a high level, like they did last year.

The defender also praised manager Xavi highly and believes he can learn a lot from the Barcelona manager.

For those of us who love football, those types of players are the ones we pay attention to with what they can contribute, and as a coach it is going to be amazing. It’s a true luxury to have him as a coach, and ever since he played we watched him.

Martinez is the second player to sign with Barca this summer on a free transfer. He moves to Xavi’s league champions alongside Ilkay Gundogan.



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