- Aug 22, 2022
Agree. Martial is great but we desperately need a similar player who can rotate with him.Without a doubt. There’s no price you can put on a striker who can take a ball under pressure and effectively progress the play. Even taking a high ball on his chest, Martial is an absolute unit when it comes to holding it up. Some will say it’s hyperbole, but I honestly don’t see that many strikers in world football who are able to do it as well as him.
We’ve seen Ronaldo’s hold up play varies from average to shocking. Rashford is only slightly better but can struggle at times.
The fact that Martial actually has good pace and close control dribbling too just makes a lethal combination when he’s on it. This is why I don’t worry about his consistency on goal return as he brings so much more to the team. It’s not a coincidence our other players like Bruno and Rashford play much better when he’s in the team. Even Sancho who has struggled this season looked excellent in combination with Martial and Rashford in pre-season. Them 3 looked electric.
I’m cautiously excited about Martial when we return to action. I just pray he can avoid injuries now because he alone can define what kind of season we have for the remaining months.