‘Martinelli’s attitude is what makes him a player’

Gabriel Martinelli
Gabriel Martinelli

Gabriel Martinelli’s debut season could hardly be going any better.

The Brazilian teenager has already scored 10 goals in just 21 appearances, while also contributing three assists.
Hector Bellerin was quick to highlight Martinelli’s mentality as a key driving force behind his sudden rise, after his surging run and cool finish hauled us level at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

“To be fair there are not many [players of his age that are this impressive],” Bellerin said. “A lot of people talk about his talent, but what people don’t see is that Gabi is a professional.
“He turns up early every day. He does all the stuff and everything anyone asks him to do. He is the first player to press and the last player to leave everything on the pitch.
“The goals are just a plus. He helps us in every single way and the thing that everyone needs to praise him for his attitude. That is what makes him a player.
“I think he is obviously really young in his career - so many things can happen - but if he keeps his head where it is right now, he is going to go really far for sure.”

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