Baines: Moyes & Martinez are totally different in every way
Before Everton meet their former manager David Moyes on Sunday, Leighton Baines has said that Moyes and current manager Roberto Martinez are completely different in every single way.
The left-back has said the gulf is enormous and said that Martinez focusses on the positives and belief in himself and his team and Moyes is more of a fighter and likes his teams to battle.
Baines commented: “The two managers are totally different, in every way.
“They both have things they are really good at but with the current manager, he’s ultra-positive. He takes the positive from every single scenario.
“That’s been the big thing for me: the difference in the style of play, committing to that and not feeling like we have to adapt to the opposition.
“The new manager has that confidence and belief in himself, in his own blueprint. And then in us. He tells us we’re not going to change, we’re just going to improve constantly and keep practising until we get to the level where we want to be. Stick to it, don’t compromise, get better at it.
“He also spoke about the Champions League from the start. He didn’t shy away from it. He came in and straight away he set the bar high.
“We might have got away with a fairly ordinary season – the changeover with the new manager, the first season, a transitional season – but he didn’t want to accept that. He wanted to improve on what we’d done before, and we’ve done that.”
Speaking about his former manager Moyes, Baines stressed that his old manager has a different approach, the England international added: “He’s a fighter. He’ll never give up on anything because it’s not in his nature. And he has said he will get it right in the end. It’s just that every time United have started to get a bit of wind in their sails, it’s been taken away again. They needed to get a run going to lift their confidence and they have never quite managed it.
“A lot of the coaching staff went over there with him and it’s tough seeing them all having a difficult time. But I also think they knew it was going to be tough. Maybe it’s been tougher than even they expected. They knew they needed to strengthen and they couldn’t quite do it.”
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