Lisandro Martinez

Martinez: We showed our mentality

Friday 10 March 2023 07:01

Lisandro Martinez believes Manchester United showed our mentality in a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Real Betis in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Our no.6 thought the second half was key to a commanding performance from the Reds. 

“[In the first half] they started to play, take the ball; we were not good organisationally as well,” he told MUTV.

“In the second half, we [had] the passion, the energy, we showed our mentality and then we created chances and scored.”
Martinez: We have to keep going Video

Martinez: We have to keep going

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Despite the Reds taking a healthy lead into the second leg with us, the Argentinian knows there is still work to be done. 

“It was a great result for us, but we have to keep going,” he said. “This result doesn’t say anything. 

“It was the first leg and when we go to Betis [Seville] we have to be ready, we have to be focused; especially in their home, they play really well. [But] we are happy [with this win].”
Martinez was keen to highlight the contributions of Antony and Bruno Fernandes after the game, following the pair's goals.

“He [Antony] is really good, a really good player with a lot of quality, his skills are amazing,” our centre-back added. 

“I’m happy for him because [it gives him] confidence, which is very important, but I’m really happy [with] the job of the team.”
Lisandro Martinez and Bruno Fernandes.
Fernandes was subject to a lot of criticism following United’s loss to Liverpool last weekend but responded with a standout display on Thursday, claiming our Man of the Match award.

“I’m happy for him as well,” Martinez added. “A lot of criticism to doubt him, but it’s like this when you play in a big, big team, that can happen. 

“But you have to be ready, accept, and we have to be happy with where we are.”