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Martinez: Williams Needs A Rest

Martinez: Williams Needs A Rest

Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez says Ashley Williams need a rest, having played every League game this season.

The Spaniard welcomes the 2-week break but not every player in his squad will go a fortnight without a game.

Williams has been called up to John Toshack's Wales side to face Finland and Germany in their World Cup qualifiers.

The 24 year-old's performances have dropped lately and as well as tiredness, he also struggled with the absence of skipper Garry Monk alongside him.

Martinez told BBC Sport:

'If we can get Ashley a bit looked after, we will welcome that,'

'He has played every single minute in the league. He is the only player [for the Swans] and in that respect, you can see the fatigue is playing a part in Ashley's work.

'But we understand the importance of the two games that the national team are facing.'

'Obviously Ashley could do with a rest but that's something many managers will say about two or three players in their squads,'

'Ideally you want him to be fully fit and fresh but as a professional footballer, you never get it perfect.

'There are two important games for the national team and in that respect, we will try and support the national team as much as we can.

'It's a responsibility to play for your country and in that respect, there's nothing you can do.'


Wales will play their first game on Saturday 28th March when they host Finland. On Wednesday 1st April they face Germany.



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday March 23 2009
Time: 6:06PM

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