Saturday, January 22

Álex Martínez, a life insurance

Arrived at Hercules in January of this year during the last days of the winter market and convinced from the first game. Alex Martinez he was without equipment and Carmelo del Pozo He did not hesitate to join a team that then dreamed of promotion. The left-back played 14 games and gave a good example of what he can do from set pieces. Now he has the same games as last season and although he has not scored a goal, he does have two assists to Bikoro. He is a fixture for Sergio Mora and he is the second player who has spent the most minutes on the pitch, only surpassed by Diego Jiménez. The presence of Álex gives luster to Hercules and is showing it with a performance that goes from less to more. The Sevillian player, who hurried before renewing for the Blue and White team in case he had the opportunity to play in a higher category, gives everything in each game and is essential in the defensive scheme of the team, which has managed to stop the bleeding of goals against to sign five consecutive victories.

Specialist in set pieces, he still has not managed to score this year, but he does have two assists to Bikoro


The Andalusian player is one of the heavyweights in the dressing room and the undisputed starter. Álex Martínez has the option of extending his contractual relationship in case of achieving the objective of the promotion to the First RFEF. His good form is not allowing him to have opportunities to Pedro Garcia, which could abandon the Hercules in the winter market. The Andalusian side landed in Alicante after his stint at Granada CF. There he got a promotion to the First Division in the 2018-2019 season. Álex Martínez has more than 130 matches in the Second Division, a category in which he has also integrated the Real Murcia and Real Betis Balompié squads. The Sevillian defender has accumulated more than 30 matches in the highest category with Verdiblancos and Nazaríes. After getting three promotions to the First Division, two with Betis and one with Granada (2010-11, 2014-15 and 2018-19, respectively), he arrived in the Blue and White dressing room in search of a new milestone in his career, although last season it ended in descent to the fourth category. Formed in the lower categories of the squad coached by Manuel Pellegrini, Álex Martínez has completed four campaigns in LaLiga Santander and six in Smartbank. In the Hercules he is reaching an optimal performance at 31 years of age.

The Hercules, who this past day achieved against the Toledo (1-0) his fifth consecutive victory, he had not managed to add fifteen points in a row in the League since the final stretch of the 2012-13 championship, when the team was playing in the Second Division.

On that occasion, the team then trained by Quique Hernandez managed to beat Córdoba (1-0), Sporting de Gijón (0-1), Huesca (2-1), Recreativo de Huelva (0-2) and Mirandés (1-0) to ensure a permanence that was it had gotten very complicated in the first lap.

This season, Hercules has managed to beat consecutively, in addition to Toledo, Real Murcia (3-0), Melilla (1-2), Águilas (2-1) and Mancha Real (0-1).

The group that directs Sergio Mora In 2022, he will have the opportunity to approach the next mark of the 2015-16 season, in which Hercules had seven victories, although the first four were in league games and the last three in promotion playoff matches, against Tudelano. (2) and Toledo.

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