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Alan Hutton reveals what the Villa players are saying about Emiliano Martinez

Former Villa fans-favourite, Alan Hutton, has revealed what the players think of their Argentine shot-stopper.

Martinez has kept 10 clean sheets this season.

Alan Hutton revealed to the Football Insider about what the players are saying about Martinez in the Villa dressing room.

Aston Villa signed Martinez in the summer from Arsenal and he has proved to be a brilliant signing for the Villans.

The 28-year-old has firmly established himself as Dean Smith’s first-choice keeper and has made 20 league appearances for Villa.

This season, only Ederson has kept more clean sheets than the Argentine goalkeeper.

Alan Hutton believes Martinez is the ‘perfect blend’ of character after speaking to his old teammates about the ‘keeper.

Obviously I speak to the players and they say he’s very good in the team, he’s good to be around and things like that.

“From what I can tell, he’s just a very good personality, he likes a laugh and a joke and he doesn’t take himself too seriously but when it comes to time to work, he works and he works hard.

“I think that’s the perfect blend, he gets on with everybody. It’s not a case of: ‘Oh, I’ll go speak to my foreign teammates or whatever,’ he spends time with the whole group.

He’s kind of a free spirit if you want, he goes round and laughs and jokes with everybody. They’re the type of boys that you need in your squad. 

“That’s what it pulls you forward in the difficult times so as far as I’m aware, he’s a great character within the squad.” 

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