Conti on Martinez: ‘Best player on the best team’

Dukes & Bell
July 25, 2018 - 5:47 pm

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It was time for the Five Stripes preview with Mike Conti on Wednesday with Dukes & Bell.

“Montreal is playing really well right now," said Conti in reference to Atlanta United's next two matches.. "Toronto has Jozy Altidore back so that game looks a lot tougher, you know you’re going to the playoffs, but you don’t want to be in that knockout round to do that you have to be in the top two, so you need to separate yourself.”

Mike talked about just how well Josef Martinez has been this season. 

“For him to win an aerial against a goalkeeper that is six inches taller than him is pretty impressive," said the Atlanta United play-by-play announcer. "And if he reaches 30 goals in a season it’s hard to not win the MVP, and right now he’s the best player on the best team.”

When asked about the matchup with Montreal this Saturday...

“Montreal is healthier now than they were on April 28 when they were here," said Conti. "But I feel like for whatever reason Atlanta United play’s better on the road when they are in hostile environments.”