Sounders Coach Hails ‘Natural Finisher’ Martins

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.

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