Martinez: “We are making progress”
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has come out in defence of his team and said that he accepts any criticism of him as he is aware they haven’t won enough games.
The Spaniard also believes that the side aren’t under-achieving as they haven’t achieved anything recently and they are progressing as a team, despite only 16 wins in the last season and a half.
“As a manager you have to accept we need to get wins,” said Martinez. “I will never be a manager coming out with excuses and trying to justify a lack of wins. As a manager I am extremely aware of the potential we have in the football club.
“I feel we are on the right path and very close to getting what the fans deserve. I will accept any sort of criticism and be the one fronting that. I share their frustration at the lack of wins because our football has deserved a lot more. The small margins need to be addressed.
“We are not under-achieving because we never won the title in the last three or four seasons, we haven’t been winning titles, we are a really exciting group of players who have the best potential for many years in terms of achieving something.
“The process is not going to be overnight, it won’t be straight forward, you need to go through painful experience as an individual and a team to be able to develop the know-how of a winning team.
“We are making progress. You cannot be underachieving when this team is new and this team has been formed over the last two years. We are developing something that is going to be very powerful for the future.”
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