‘When I heard the fans sing, I wanted to cry’: Lisandro Martinez reveals he was close to TEARS after Man United’s win over Tottenham – as the defender says it’s very ’emotional’ to tell supporters ‘Argentina, Argentina’ hear them sing in his honor
- Lisandro Martinez was moved by the affection Man United fans showed him
- United posted a third consecutive clean sheet for the first time in over a year
- He won four tackles, an aerial duel and had a 90 percent success rate
Lisandro Martinez admitted he was almost moved to tears when he heard the Manchester United stalwarts sing to him in their 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday night.
Cries of “Argentina! Argentina!” could be heard around Old Trafford after the full-time whistle, as fans showed their appreciation for another impressive performance from their South American defender.
Martinez, known as ‘The Butcher of Amsterdam’ for his work at former club Ajax, arrived with many wondering how he could cope with the Premier League physique at just 1.75m, but he has settled in well with United.
Lisandro Martinez admitted he was deeply moved by the affection of Manchester United fans
The Argentine defender kept six clean sheets for the Old Trafford club in all competitions
The Argentine central defender told Man United‘s club media: ‘To be honest, it’s very emotional for me (hearing fans sing for him).
Martinez won four tackles against Tottenham
“I’m at one of the best clubs in the world.
“This stadium, the atmosphere is great. When I heard the fans sing, I wanted to cry.
‘This result is for my grandmother and grandfather, who are not with me now, but I always feel that love with me.’
The 24-year-old has played in all ten of his squad’s Premier League appearances this season and has started to form a formidable partnership with Raphael Varane, together beating Liverpool, Arsenal and now Tottenham.
He also kept his sixth nil in all competitions since his £57million move from the Dutch capital, quickly proving that size isn’t everything.
The Argentina international also lavishly praised his team-mates, especially in defence, as they outplayed the opponent for the third game in a row in more than a year.
He also won a dogfight against a tallSpurs attack, despite being only 1.75m tall
“I think we were very solid in defense tonight,” he added.
“They (Kane and son) have a lot of quality, very strong and also a lot of technical (power).
“I think we had the game under control tonight, it’s also great to get a clean sheet.”