Barkley: Martinez is more tactical than Moyes and gives me confidence
Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has paid a glowing tribute to Roberto Martinez, who he says gives him more confidence as a player and said that the Spaniard is a lot more tactical than former manager David Moyes.
Barkley says that Martinez positive outlook is rubbing off on everyone within the club and says that the former Wigan Athletic manager never says anything negative
“He [Martinez] is similar to David Moyes as they both like to take over the training session and be the main man,” Barkley told Match of the Day Magazine.
“But Martinez is more tactical. We do a lot more tactical work which is good for me because I’m young and still learning. Martinez has come in and given everyone confidence. He’s a positive man and doesn’t say anything negative.
“I’m an Evertonian so I want the club to be up at the top end of the table and it’s great to be a part of it.”
Barkley has been compared to former Everton midfielder Paul Gascoigne, but his hero was another legend of the game.
“My hero was Zinedine Zidane,” he said. “I used to watch a lot of Spanish football and videos of him. There was also Paul Scholes, and Wayne Rooney, because he came through the Everton system at a young age, like I have.”
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