Martinez Wants Coventry Keeper To Stay

Monday, 3 November 2008, 8:16
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The on loan Coventry City goalkeeper made himself an instant hero on Saturday with a penalty save in the 0-0 draw with Doncaster.

His 85th minute save earned the Swans a point at the Keepmoat amidts an impressive debut performance that would have dome no harm to his chances of staying at the LIberty.

And Roberto believes that he may have a chance of keeping the keeper with the Evening Post reporting that he may even be aavailable on a free transfer.   If that is the case them moving sooner rather than later may be the best option with his stock rising if he continues on performances like that.

Martinez told the Evening Post ”That’s what you want, if we can, we would love to keep Dimitri. You want players who want to be on the pitch and who want to win games, and he certainly falls into that category.

”I think he is enjoying working with Inaki (Bergara), which is important because goalkeepers are a special breed.

”He enjoys his daily work with us, he enjoys the way we play the game and he likes the dynamics of the group.’

”The third game in the week is the difficult one mentally and I thought Dimitri could give us the calmness and know-how you need coming to a place like this

”He needed a few days’ training to get to know the way we work, but he has fitted in naturally and bringing him into the side was an easy decision.

”He has the quality to play at this level, that’s certain, and it’s great to have the strength in the goalkeeping department he brings us.”

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