On his goal, he's actually the one who wins the ball back too!He legit played a masterclass performance against Leicester. Can't think of anything he did wrong the whole game. He was physical, great on and off the ball, especially defensively. His ball retention, link up and decision making have improved so much, he took his goal on his weaker foot and it was clinical. RVP would be proud of that finish. He even won the header that led to the Saka chance that Jesus really should have scored from.
Gabriel Martinelli grabs you in his iron claws, lifts you off the ground and scorches you with his breath.
He's a mixture of ogre and party animal, monster and heavy metal band, Falstaff and Joker, ferocity and jovial smile.
He plays like an eagle descended from a mythology accessible only to the initiated. Have you seen the devices in the scrapyards, where there's a scrap heap waiting to be crushed? That's pretty much how Martinelli plays his football.
Minus the part where if a player gets within 2 feet of him he flops and gesticulates like he was a shot by a high powered rifle. Great player Robben biggest cheat and flopper I have ever seen. If he went into diving full time he would have a couple of medals on style points aloneHe plays like Robben...super dangerous every time.
I feel like given the bulk of build up is happening on the left we should be able to more regularly manufacture a quick switch to Saka bearing down on goal to get a shot off. Tbf there was one moment in the Leicester game when our lord and saviour could (probably should) have played the ball to Saka when in on goal but took on the shot and it was saved. I let him off because he’s the lord and he was chasing a hat trick. But look at Reece James goal, thinking similar to that. Anyway I’m sure he’ll come good. (He better, I have him, martinelli and Jesus all in my fantasy team. Conviction play)He could move ahead of Saka this season.