Inter has a new goalkeeper: Josep Martinez

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Josep Martinez to Inter

Through an official statement, Inter announced its new second goalkeeper: "Josep Martinez è a new Inter player. The 1998-born Spanish goalkeeper arrives on a permanent basis from Genoa".

"Born on May 27, 1998 in Alzira, Comunità Valenciana, the little "Pepo" has never been separated from his ball since he was 3 years old. It is a passion that binds him closely to his dad; who plays as a goalkeeper at the amateur and amateur level. The'example è is evident: instinct leads Mart&39;nez to constantly throw himself down with the ball, so much so that he is nicknamed "cigarette". An innate feeling, a courage that cannot be taught: Josep wants to seize the ball at any cost, even at the cost of breaking several fingers".

"At age 5 he entered the youth team of Alzira: he, raised in the Valencian community, imitates Santiago Canizares and admires Iker Casillas. For 12 years he plays for his hometown team, then at 17 he suddenly grows in stature and is noticed by Barcelona in a youth tournament. In 2015 he thus arrives in the blaugrana cantera, where he spends two years learning a new style of play, where the goalkeeper becomes an extra man in the construction of the game".

"In 2017 he moved to Las Palmas, playing two seasons as a starter in the third division with the second team of the Gran Canaria formation, also making his first team debut in the Segunda Division in 2018/19. The following season he definitely won the first-team starting spot: his excellent performances attracted the attention of Leipzig, which brought him to Germany in 2020".

"In Saxony he grows further: Leipzig è a milestone in his career, the great German school of goalkeepers allows him to improve in other aspects of his game, although in two seasons he collects only 4 appearances, one of them in the Champions League in the 5-0 win at home to Club Brugge. During this period he also played his first game with the Spanish national team, entering on 68' of a friendly won 4-0 in Leganés against Lithuania on June 8, 2021".

"After winning the German Cup in 2022, he moved to Genoa in Serie B. In the first part of the championship he did not play continuously, but an extraordinary performance in the win against Bari in December gives him the title title between the posts for good. È the turning point of the season, for him and for Genoa: the Rossoblù fly up the standings to win promotion to Serie A".

"In his first championship in the top Italian league, Josep amazed everyone with his performance: in 36 Serie A matches he collected 8 clean sheets, becoming one of the protagonists of Genoa's incredible season, finishing 11th° with 49 points".

"Pepe Mel, his coach in his Las Palmas days, described him as "intuitive, agile and strong in the one-on-one": Martínez è a goalkeeper with great technique, skilled in footwork and courageous in the exit. Qualities'developed thanks to his instincts, the same one that as a child pushed him to throw himself to the ground with his ball: the Nerazzurri adventure of Josep Martínez, the sixth Spaniard in the history of Inter, è has just begun" closes the Nerazzurri note.

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