In the second installment of his Portuguese diary, Angel Martinez tells us about a tough day in the heat and how he kept fit over the summer...
Today has been a very hard day of training because everyone has felt tired. The combination of weights and football is fantastic and it's normal for people to feel tired like this after the first day. Every day now we should feel better and better so that is very good.
I never used to do weights in the gym because I have good genetics and a fantastic body lol. It's important to do the extra work away from the pitch so that we can be better on the pitch.
I would keep fit over the summer by running in Spain every morning and then I'd play tennis with some friends. I also did some indoor football because that is popular and funny in Spain. I never like to stay at home in the holidays, I need to get exercise on the beach and in the swimming pool.
We have had some fun in our Portugal apartment because we are trying to use the washing machine. Living with Mark and Gillo is like Big Brother but with players. Mark and Gillo are like a couple because they are always together.
Finally, I would like to say congratulations to my team for winning the head tennis after training yesterday. I had Banvo, Alex Rae and Tommo on my team and it is always funny to play. For Tommo it is a privilege to play on my team lol.