Martinez: A lot of players have shown desire to be part of Everton

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said that despite a poor showing this season that many players have expressed an interest in joining Everton next season.

Martinez says that the performances in Europe have shown how good the football can be and that has impressed many players on the continent and in the UK.

“As a football club now we are representing a lot more than what we have done in the last 10 months,” Martinez said.

“There is a bigger picture than that, there is a real understanding of the way we want to play, how special we are as a football club and there are a lot of players who have shown their desire to be part of our football club.

“So I don’t think we are relying on what we’ve done in the last 10 months in order to attract players. I don’t think that’s the case at all. I do feel that the biggest strength is what we have in the dressing room. We have two groups: one with a real good experience and understanding and another with great talent and bravery.

“The experiences we had playing in different countries allows you to see the specifics of those leagues and it gives you a lot of information and knowing those sorts of players what they have been through,” the Everton manager said.

“It really helps to see us playing against those teams. It gives you a clear indication of how they can perform.”

“People from the outside will see Everton and say we are going through the motions, but that is not the case.

“The reality is that the young players this season have been on an incredible learning curve and those experiences are going to help us a lot in going forward.”


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