Seattle Sounders have been extremely fortunate to have the presence of Obafemi Martins upfront. The former Newcastle United striker is regarded as one of the finest in the world and he has been playing for Seattle in the last few years. The journeyman is also known for scoring a lot of goals, but this season he has been providing a lot of assists as well. Manager Sigi Schmid says that this is largely down to the unselfish nature of the player. The player has already represented the likes of Inter Milan, Rubin Kazan, Birmingham City. He finished last season with eight goals to his name.
Now, he is on course to beating his record from last season after having scored five goals already. He has also set up numerous others as well. His form has been one of the main reasons behind Seattle Sounders going top of the table in the Western Conference. This has been a major positive aspect for the team and one that is keeping Sigi Schmid in a happy mode. He states that the unselfish play brought into the team by Martins has helped other players to score goals as well. The striker managed to take assist tally to 6 for the season.
“I’m here to help score goals as a team. Today, in the second half we deserved to win because we kept going. We were losing and everything, but we just kept going. We knew we could get a point, but now we’re happy with three. It’s not so much his playmaking ability, but it’s his unselfish play for the team. He’ll run the channels, he’ll post up when he needs to post up, he’ll drop off and find the ball. He’s just been a great teammate this year,” said the Seattle Sounders manager about his striker.