Interview: Liverpool F.C (Montevideo) sensation Federico Martínez

Uruguay Primera División side Liverpool F.C (Montevideo) lost 3-2 to rivals Montevideo Wanderers this past Sunday inside the Parque Alfredo Victor Viera. Los Negros de la Cuchilla’s late consolation goals came courtesy of Federico Platero and Juan Ignacio Ramírez.
 
After dropping points against Wanderers, Liverpool F.C (Montevideo) presently stand fifth in the Uruguayan Primera División. In their four games prior to the 3-2 loss at the Parque Alfredo Viera, Liverpool F.C (Montevideo) soundly defeated Club Atlético River Plate (Montevideo) 4-1, coupled alongside securing a 1-1 draw with Racing Club de Montevideo, as well as registering a 2-1 win against Defensor Sporting and additionally a 1-1 draw with Progreso.
 
In Liverpool F.C’s (Montevideo) recent 4-1 victory against Club Atlético River Plate (Montevideo) in the Uruguayan Primera División, 22-year-old Uruguayan sensation Federico Martinez inspired Liverpool F.C (Montevideo) courtesy of scoring two vital goals and providing two decisive assists in a dazzling man of the match performance.
 
Liverpool F.C (Montevideo) currently have 23 points thereafter 15 league games this season in the Uruguayan Primera División. Paulo Pezzolano’s men have claimed two victories in their last five league league games, whilst conceding seven goals in their last five matches in the Uruguayan Primera División.
Before the derby game between Liverpool F.C (Montevideo) and Montevideo Wanderers, FOX Sports Radio 96.9 FM/1340 AM’s Dean Perretta briefly caught up with Liverpool F.C (Montevideo) star, Federico Martínez, 22, a transfer target of Atlético de Madrid, Arsenal and Everton, to discuss Liverpool F.C’s (Montevideo) recent form in the Primera División, the Uruguayan standout’s major development under Paulo Pezzolano, as well as his ambitions of representing La Celeste at a major international tournament.
Federico Martínez, who was voted Uruguay’s Primera División Player of the year 2018, has also been named the best player by AUF for March, September and October. The Uruguayan sensation is Liverpool F.C’s (Montevideo) top goal scorer this season with 13 goals, whilst registering 3 assists; Martinez has played 2397 minutes played this season, all from the wing.
 
 

Dean Perretta: Firstly Federico, Liverpool F.C are currently fourth in the Primera División. What are your overall thoughts of the club’s recent form?

Federico Martínez: We are playing very well. We changed the way we play and it has helped us a lot to play better football. We are in a good level playing attacking football.

 

Dean Perretta: Liverpool F.C face eternal rivals Montevideo Wanderers this Sunday in an important Primera División encounter. Can you share your thoughts on this important forthcoming derby game?

Federico Martínez: It’s going to be very intense and tough for the prize at the end of the game because we want to win our place in the Libertadores.

 

Dean Perretta: How would you describe your overall development as a player under Paulo Pezzolano?

Federico Martínez: My level has got a lot better in terms of finishing chances in front of goal and also as a team we have played much better football. A more European style with less touches and more passing.

 

Dean Perretta: Which particular elements of your game do you feel you have improved upon most compared to last season?

Federico Martínez: Really, the goals that I have scored which is, of course, fundamental to football. Especially playing where I play, it has been important to add goals to my game.

 

Dean Perretta: Lastly, Uruguay have produced many great players over the years from Alcides Ghiggia to Enzo Francescoli to Luis Suárez, all of whom who have showcased their abilities on the global stage. What would it mean for you personally to one day represent La Celeste in a major national tournament such as the FIFA World Cup or Copa América?

Federico Martínez: Yes – all the players dream of this. To play for their national team, I hope to be given the chance soon and I will take it with both hands.

Dean Perretta

Dean Perretta is a 2x SEA Award-winning creative, Broadcast Journalist, Reporter, Courtside Analyst for BBC televised London Lions and Executive Producer who currently contributes to FOX Sports Radio, FourFourTwo Magazine and Muscle & Fitness Magazine.