EPL He’ll bleed for shirt, what a player – Evra names Man Utd star he loves. Patrice Evra, a former vice-captain of Manchester United, claimed that the reason he admires Lisandro Martinez as a defender is that the Argentine plays from the heart.
He claims that Martinez is willing to lose his blood for the chance to wear the jersey and that his small size is irrelevant.
Martinez has had a stellar start to his Man United career after joining the Premier League giants from Ajax in the summer. Martinez is now in Qatar with the Argentina World Cup team.
Evra stated on the Vibe with Five YouTube channel, “This is one of the best additions we have had at Manchester United for years.”
“It’s due of his spirit of resistance. Fans of [Manchester United] United want to see players who are willing to sacrifice everything for the team.
“I was chuckling as others discussed his height. When I first joined the Premier League, several individuals also claimed that I was too little. Size is irrelevant when you play with so much heart and passion.
“He is very calm and neat when he has the ball. Despite constant pressure from Mexico [during Argentina’s World Cup match versus Mexico], he always played forward and remained composed. What I adore is that.
He never passes those 1-meter balls to the next player. This is simple. I can do it every day when I read such statistics. For example, Per Mertesacker at Arsenal had statistics that said he never lost the ball, but he was just passing it one meter.
Martinez, though, plays through the lines much as Michael Carrick does. He performs it, and I adore him for it. What an athlete, what an athlete.