Roberto Martinez claims that Everton’s performances have been consistent, insisting that the fans are still with the club.
He’s right in fairness, Everton have been consistent: Flattering to deceive is the default.
Martinez’s claim is a little rich given that Everton haven’t won consecutive league games since April 2015.
“We’ve never lost the fans,” said Martinez. “They see a fully committed team who give everything. We always fight until the end and some of the attacking football this season has been outstanding.
“The performances have been very consistent, but we need the help of our fans.
“We have been in commanding positions at some points and lost leads. We need the help of everyone.
“The fans are showing the great frustration we share. We have to be patient, we can’t just become, overnight, a good team and have the experience and know-how to keep leads and win games.”
Everton face Manchester City in the Capital One Cup semi-finals. The first leg is at Goodison on Wednesday.