Aston Villa and Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is not taking any risks with his fitness ahead of going to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The shot-stopper is expected to start for Argentina in their tournament opener against Saudi Arabia on November 22 and is currently with the national team for their friendly match against Honduras.
Once back from international duty, Martinez will hope to play all nine games for Steven Gerrard's side but he is focused on not picking up any injuries.
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is not taking any risks over his fitness ahead of the World Cup The 30-year-old told Argentine newspaper Clarin: 'When we return from this tour, the month of October is left and nothing else. 'I was just talking about it with my brother, that in October we have nine or ten games with Aston Villa between now and the World Cup, which are going to go by very quickly.Read more on dailymail.co.uk