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Josef Martínez: I’m not thinking about going back to Europe

He just wants to keep winning.

MLS: D.C. United at Atlanta United FC John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Since coming to MLS, Josef Martinez hasn’t stopped scoring goals, scoring 25 in 28 matches so far. After having a tough time in Europe with clubs like Young Boys from Switzerland and Italian club Torino, Martínez is only focused on Atlanta United and not a potential move back to Europe. In an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca, Josef talked about Atlanta, his ambitions and playing in MLS.

”I’m not thinking about going back to Europe, I just think about the next match, I like to win and if we’re not focused, we’re going to lose matches. We always try to do things well and make our fans happy with our goals. We know if we do positive things on the pitch, everyone leaves happy.”

When asked if he was in the best moment of his career, he wasn’t so sure;

“I don’t know, every match is tough, and things can change. But of course, it’s a sweet moment in my career, the most important thing is to keep this streak so that the team wins.”

Even if he doesn’t want to talk about it right now, if he keeps playing like he is, many European teams are going to come asking for him in the future. Until then, he’s happy to be part of the new wave of young South American players in the MLS and wants to help the league grow.

“I am happy because there are many South Americans in MLS, we are changing the idea that MLS is not a competitive league, it is a league that is growing, and it is nice to be part of it.”