Goal hero Martins shifts spotlight onto Seattle Sounders team

Obafemi Martins insists it is more important for the Seattle Sounders to continue winning rather than him getting on the scoresheet.

Obafemi Martins insists it is more important for the Seattle Sounders to continue winning rather than him getting on the scoresheet.

The Nigerian striker scored his second goal of the 2014 MLS season when he received a lovely through ball from Clint Dempsey before slotting home in the 81st minute in Seattle’s 2-1 win over Chivas USA.

Former Inter Milan, Newcastle United and Wolfsburg striker Martins, who now has 10 league goals since joining the Sounders from Levante, spoke positively about the victory and how vital it is to stay on a good run, placing the team’s successes ahead of his own individual form.

“As a striker I’m happy I scored today, but the important thing is the team, trying to create, trying to pass the ball, create and make assists — we worked hard today, me and Dempsey,” he said.

“He got me the ball. We’re doing well together. We just have to continue like this, because the season is (so long). The fact is we’re doing well and we’ll keep going.”

He added: “Of course I’m glad (I scored). I’m glad that we won, as well. We’ve been working hard, so I think we deserved it.”

 
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