At Wembley on Sunday, Lisandro Martinez is going for the kill.
He is a fan favorite due to his passion and dedication as a Manchester United center back.
In addition, prior to facing Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final, the Argentine, who goes by the nickname “The Butcher,” admits that he sometimes struggles to maintain self-control.
25-year-old Martinez stated, “Yeah. It is hard. It is really hard. Sometimes I want to kill but you have to control as well.”
In Thursday’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona, the Argentinian World Cup winner, who is 25 years old, put on a typical full-throttle performance.
Now he wants to display the same typical Argentinian spirit against the Toon beneath the arch.
Martinez stated, “Argentinian players are always like this, we are passionate.
“Football for us is everything so that is why we always give everything of us.
“As a kid, I remember when I was really young, like four or five years old, I would start to fight and start to cry when I lose, so it is something we have in the blood, we have in the heart. It’s our culture.”
He has never shied away from his nickname, even though he has only been sent off once for two bookable offenses while playing in Argentina.
He said: “Yes, I am called the Carnicero — The Butcher — of Amsterdam.
“We Argentines do everything with passion and when I go out on the pitch, I fight for every ball. If I have to step over dead bodies, I do it.”