“I don’t think he likes me, that’s all,” africanFootball.com quoted Martins as saying on Monday.
“I don’t have any issues with him. I respect him as a coach, but I think Keshi doesn’t like me.”
The former Inter Milan and Birmingham City striker, who scored 17 goals Seattle Sounders, was one of three nominees for MLS Most Valuable Player for 2014 and helped lead the Sounders to its most successful MLS season yet.
But despite Martins ’recent exploits, Keshi preferred to work with several other strikers of lower standard.