Bayern Defender, Martinez Resumes Full Training

Bayern Munich defender, Javi Martinez has resumed first-team training following an eight-month injury layoff.

The centre-back, 26, who has not featured for the Bavarians since damaging cruciate ligament in his left knee on 13 August during a German Super Cup game against Borussia Dortmund, emerged to a rapturous applause at the club’s Sabener Strasse training facility a day after the side’s 6-1 rout of FC Porto in the Uefa Champions League.

“I’m overjoyed, The Spaniard told Bayern’s in-house TV after the session. “I know I have a lot of work ahead of me yet.”

Jarvi Martinez in Company of Fellow Spaniard Xabi Alonso and Mari Goetze at Sabener Strasse on Wednesday. Image: Getty/ AFP.
Jarvi Martinez in Company of Fellow Spaniard Xabi Alonso and Mari Goetze at Sabener Strasse on Wednesday. Image: Getty/ AFP.

“They were cheering and clapping for me. I guess they’re all delighted for me.”

Martnez has his sight on getting a possible “playing time very soon.”

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