CLINT DEMPSEY SALUTES ‘BEST-EVER PARTNER’ MARTINS

Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has said Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins is one of the best players he has combined with in attack.




 The USA international scored a brace in Sounders 3-0 win over New England Revolution on Sunday night, one of which was assisted by Obafemi Martins and then assisted Martins for his goal.


 He said he has enjoyed partnering the Nigeria star upfront.


 “He’s one of the players who I’ve enjoyed playing with the most in my career. It reminds me of being a kid, of playing pick-up style. We think alike, know that if you make the right move, he’s going to find you,” said Dempsey, who has played in the EPL with Fulham.


 “I think it’s even better because we have each other’s back. We try to give each other good looks in game so that we can get each other goals and get each other assists so we showed that we can both be unselfish and both create opportunities for each other.


 “And I think that’s what it’s about, just having somebody there that’s grinding it out with you that plays a similar style as you.


 “Obviously, you’ve got to give credit to the whole team because the whole team makes everything work, but it is special to play with a player like Oba.”