Josef Martinez latest to question de Boer's tactics

Robb Tribble
July 20, 2019 - 4:28 pm

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It appears that Josef Martinez and Pity Martinez share a lot more than just the field. 

After Pity Martinez made some comments that were critical of Atlanta United Manager Frank de Boer a few weeks ago, Josef Martinez made some comments this week that also questioned de Boer's tactics.

Robb Tribble and Hugh Douglas chat about United's players speaking out about de Boer and specifically about Josef, an unquestioned favorite of the fans, doing so.

"Josef Martinez is the straw that stirs the drink. He has rock-star status, so when he says something it carries a lot of weight," says Hugh. "It's going to be the story and that's the unfortunate thing about it. You would think a player in his position would probably handle it a little bit better than he did."

Robb Tribble is surprised because the team is doing well and they are still making controversial comments.

"I can't remember a time where a team has had so many guys question growing pains under a first year coach."