Everton worst Performance in FA Cup

Everton suffered heartbreak in the FA Cup this season after going out of the oldest competition in the world at the third round.

They suffered a defeat on penalties, which went into sudden death, in the replay against West Ham. Everton had secured a late equaliser in the first match that forced to the replay. Even then, there was little to separate the two teams throughout the 90 minutes.

Valencia scored for West Ham in the 51st minute, but West Ham found themselves behind after goals from Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku. It was then the turn of West Ham to find a late equaliser after Carlton Cole’s goal in the 113rd minute.

England top players makes the Team Best

Theo Walcott, Jack Rodwell, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Raheem Sterling are just some of the most highly rated and most promising young players in the English squad. These players are expected to be the future of England while some of them are even being hailed and considered to be the next Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard for England.

However, according to Everton’s Roberto Martinez, the coach of Everton believes that Ross Barkley can and will be the best player that England has ever had in their history.

“There is no doubt in my mind that he will be the best player England has ever had.Ross has everything. Normally a player has the pace and power to get around the pitch or they have the vision to pick a pass. Ross can do both of those things not only that he is in love with the game.All he wants to do is play football and he will also be the biggest asset Everton have ever had. Players are big assets and I think you have to be able to cope with that’’ Everton’s Roberto Martinez said.

Roberto Martinez went on saying that Ross Barkley is the biggest asset that Everton currently and the Premier League club is enjoying having a strong financial position and they do not need to sell Ross Barkley anytime soon.

Ross Barkley is being hailed as the future king of England and in order for any other club to sign the English midfielder from Everton they would have to offload at least  £60 in order for Roberto Martinez to be even interested in allowing him go but for the time being, Martinez is not interested in selling him.

Skrtel Sympathizes With Team Mate Balotelli

Amidst huge criticisms about continuous underperformance, Mario Balotelli seems to have at least one strong supporter. He is none other than his Liverpool mate Martin Skrtel & the star defender has extended his sympathy and support for the striker whole heartedly.

The Italian striker has not been able to come up with a goal in Barclays League post his sign-up with the Reds under a huge 16 mn pounds deal last August.  His very luckless run even continued till last Saturday, throwing him into severe sparks of criticism from varied quarters.

Balotelli was never the worst footballer on pitch & his dedicated display extended some encouragement post his highly criticized endeavors in recent weeks.  However, his shirt swapping in the half-time of Real Madrid match once again got the spotlight on him. His underperformance with goals were highlighted again & while Jakupovic (Eldin) denied the player at point-blank, it commanded several headlines.

In fact, a bookmaker even ridiculed the Italian striker’s lack of outcome which was not only cheap but mean as well.

However, the Italian has got his defence in fellow teammate Skrtel.

“He’s working really hard & did come up with some great moments”, said Martin. “I am really feeling sorry for the guy. He’s working really hard, both in the training room & in game. It’s just that he hasn’t been able to come up with goals. We do believe in the guy. We would be  there in his support and hoping hard that he gets to bounce back with his usual goal scorer self.”

The Reds’ performance has been tad patchy yet they were able to come up with some spectacular spells, especially in the 1st & final 15 minutes- & the Italian striker was at fore.  He was able to bring a fantastic early save in the Hull match.