By James Agberebi:
Seattle Sounders assistant coach, Brian Schmerzer, has described Obafemi Martins as a natural goal scorer.
Martins scored a 82nd minute goal to help Sounders hold San Jose Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
According to Sounders official website, Schmerzer described Martins goal as world-class.
Scmerezer said: “It’s a good goal, number one. He draws the foul. And then Ivanschitz plays in a good ball, we fight to keep it alive and it drops to Oba and he does what he does. He’s a natural finisher and it was a very, very good, world-class finish.”
Schmerzer also stated that he always felt confident that with Martins’ presence, they wouldn’t lose the game.
“No. We had Oba [Obafemi Martins] on the field. We had [Andreas] Ivanschitz on the field. We had [Chad] Marshall on the field. We had Fri [Erik Friberg] on the field. No nerves at all.”
Martins has now scored 12 goals in 16 appearances for Sounders this season.