Martinez confident Everton’s approach will pay off

Date published: Friday 18th December 2015 2:31

Roberto Martinez Everton

Everton boss Roberto Martinez thinks his side will soon start getting the results their “exceptional” play deserves.

The Toffees have been held to draws in their last three outings against Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Norwich, despite playing some great attacking football.

Martinez’s side, who have only lost three times this season, are six points off the Champions League places in the Premier League and 12 off the surprise leaders Leicester, who they face on Saturday.

Martinez said: “It’s not the time to look at the table. We are disappointed with the amount of points we’ve dropped in the last three games, because that’s the way we see it.

“You need to see through that and understand that we’ve been very consistent in the last six games we’ve played in the league.

“You saw fantastic signs – some of our attacking play has been exceptional – and now is a period that we need the support of our fans and everyone at our football club to try to develop a little bit of knowhow in managing that outstanding attacking play that we’ve shown in order for it to be reflected in scorelines.

“That’s what we have to do from now until the end of the season. If we do that, we’ll end up with the points that our football deserves.”

Martinez admits Everton are conceding too many goals and has called on his players to defend certain situations better.

“We need to get through a period where we learn and we understand what’s needed,” the Spaniard continued.

“One thing is becoming a real force of being able to break teams down and take the main role of the game and getting on the ball and being really dominant and positive.

“The other aspect is managing the game and there are moments that you have to be able to get through without being punished too much and, at the moment, we’re being heavily punished.

“We’ve conceded in situations where we should manage that a little bit better. That’s part of the process of becoming a strong team and becoming a winning team.”

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