Joseph Martinez suffered a serious injury at the start of the 2020 season that left him out of the entire tournament. The Venezuelan striker’s torn ligaments underwent surgery and recovered for a long time, however, for the 2021 championship, the 28-year-old is back for the rematch and back to the Atlanta United Up, however, things don’t go according to plan, as It took a lot for the South American player to get back to his level.
Although Martínez returned to action with Atlanta in April 2021 for the Concacaf Champios and started the MLS Championship on a regular basis, He has scored only two goals in seven MLS matches.
Joseph’s performance did not seem to be very pleased with Georgia team strategist Gabriel Hines, who after his attacker He will get covid Focusing on his choice, He did not contact you to participate in your club.
According to the information of journalist Felipe Cardenas from The Athletic, Martínez is training separately by the decision of the Argentine coach and his absence is not due to a physical problem, as he has physical permission to continue playing.
“He doesn’t have any kind of fitness issues. My decision is to train outside the team. “He will continue to train on his own,” Hines said.
In addition, the strategist did not provide information about whether it was a disciplinary issue, and only pointed out that “He has his reasons and they are very clear.”
For their part, neither Eales nor Bocanegra intend to comment on the situation and according to the Atlanta Journal-Contitution, the team was limited to saying: “Joseph He is training away from the team this week. The club does not comment on coaching decisions.”
Atlanta United next match
Atlanta United comes from a draw with Nashville on July 8, and hosts next Saturday at Mercedez-Benz Stadium New England Revolution at 5:00 p.m. ET.