NEW YORK - Women's Soccer blogger Tiffany Osterhaus stated that she liked Lieke Martens before she was cool as the Dutch midfielder won the FIFA Best Woman award.
"I really liked Martens when she was playing for Heerenveen back in 2009," stated Osterhaus to The Nutmeg News. "Back then, there were far less bandwagon fans and she was far less exposed in the media. You really had to be a fan to enjoy her first body of work, and the second team she was on was more like her second album which showed her progression into the mainstream."
Osterhaus stated that she noticed more of her friends being into Martens after her time withGöteborg FC, but that she cherishes the time when she was an unknown midfielder working hard for a local Dutch team.
"Sure it's easier to find her work now that she is mainstream and she is now in everybody's BEST PLAYER list, but I miss the time when it was just me and a few other Heerenveen fans who saw her potential."
Osterhaus stated that with Martens winning the award that she doesn't even know all the Martens fans, anymore, and has fallen out of love with her recent work.
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Osterhaus states that she has a new obscure midfielder she follows in the lower divisions of German Women's soccer.