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The manager of Everton, Roberto Martinez, is excited about the upcoming game against the Merseyside rivals Liverpool. That game will be played next Saturday at Goodison Park.
Everton’s performance has been quite good recently. In their last 3 league games, they have secured 5 points with the help of a couple of draws and a win. Currently, they are at no. 6 in the league points table with 20 points in 11 matches.
As far as Liverpool is concerned, this season has gone fantastically well for them so far. They have won 7 out of the 11 league matches that they have played so far and are placed at the second position in the points table at the moment. They are just a couple of points behind the Gunners who are currently leading the table.
This is the first time that Martinez is going to be a part of the Merseyside derby and he looked really excited while talking to the reporters yesterday about that upcoming game. The Everton boss said, “It’s a huge game and I think it’s going to be pretty close. Both the sides have been in good form so far.”
Martinez did look frustrated with the fact that the international break was scheduled before such an important encounter.
When asked about the international break, the 40 years old Spaniard said, “The timing of the break is not ideal for us. When the guys go out to play for their national teams, you don’t really know how they are training. However, we have been in touch with the national sides and they have been very supportive.”
“To get the guys mentally prepared for the Saturday’s game when they return is going to be the toughest thing for us.”
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Everton will be handing a debut to a new manager after more than 11 years following the departure of David Moyes in the summer. Roberto Martinez was appointed as his replacement. The former Wigan manager will not be experiencing the home crowd at Goodison Park in his first match incharge. Instead, Everton will be taking on Norwich city on the opening day of the campaign and this match will be played at the Carrow Road. Nonetheless, Martinez has said that he is very much looking forward to making his home debut in the next weekend.
Everton’s first home match of the season will be against Southampton. Martinez has said that he is already excited about the new Premier league season. Despite being relegated with his team Wigan, Everton saw him as the ideal replacement for Moyes. There is a contrast in style of football between him and the Scot. Martinez is someone who likes his teams to play the football on the pitch, while Moyes is direct more often than not. Martinez has praised the supporters for giving him a lot of love in the opening few weeks of his managerial reign.
Everton have so far been having inconsistent results in the pre-season.
“It’s about the players first not the manager, but of course I’ll be a proud man. It’s going to be something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. It’s about what we do in terms of our final preparations for the season. About helping each other and continuing to test partnerships and combinations. It’s also about helping each other and being patient because there are many things which are going to take time,” said Martinez.
He is fighting a lot to keep star names like Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini at the club amidst interest from Manchester United.