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Martinez winds up his Brighton selection chances


Toni Martinez is a humble young man who keeps his thoughts very much to himself as a rule!

He is already seen as a fine example to youngsters growing up in the game as a result of that along with his goal scoring feats for Hammers under 23s .

But after becoming the first Hammer to score a hat-trick at the London Stadium the spotlight has been on him perhaps like never before.

Already, many are calling for his first team selection starting on Friday evening in the absence of Andy Carroll and whilst that’s unlikely, for the first time the young Spaniard seems happy to help hype his chances.

And why shouldn’t he. He has plenty to shout out and as the old saying goes: ‘If you don’t blow your own trumpet nobody else will.’

Toni has taken to Instagram to make his point by posting a striking image showing his fabulous goals record declaring: “Stats don’t lie!”

He has a point ….or 23!

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5 comments on “Martinez winds up his Brighton selection chances

  1. Toni Martinez should start against the Spuds in the League Cup.
    Hopefully we will put out a strong side to give Toni maximum chance of proving his worth.

  2. He has no chance with this gaffer…..

  3. Not wrong !! Far to many gaffs lol 😉

  4. I saw him play when he came on for the U23’s against the spuds at Stevenage. We lost 7-3 and he missed a pen, although he scored later on. Looked decent and can’t blame him for sounding off cos Bilic’s record of bringing through youngsters is second to none!

  5. I would be happy to see him on the bench, I am not sure if he is ready or not but he has consistently scored goals at u23 level so imo he deserves a slot on the bench at least, if Hernandez is injured he should definitely get a chance from the bench to show what he can do. Sakho should be the first name on the team sheet irrespective of Hernandez fitness, maybe have Holland on the bench also And Rice COYI !!!

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