Martinez: McCarthy is Mr Dependable
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been heaping praise on his Mr Dependable James McCarthy as he knows he can rely on the midfielders performances and can also trust him to fill in at positions that aren’t his natural midfield position.
McCarthy was moved to right-back in the second half of the match against Aston Villa as the blues looked to get themselves back in the game and Martinez feels that his player can cope with all situations as he has a tremendous amount of experience at only 23.
He said: “James is one of those players you sometimes don’t appreciate but he’s always there making sure the team has the right balance and what it needs.
“He allows others to shine.
“He can adapt to different situations during a game when you need him to because of the tactical awareness that he has.
“At the weekend you saw that influence in the manner that we were able to get men forward, and give us the momentum to make it hard for Villa to keep a clean sheet.”
“James never plays according to his age because of the incredible amount of experience he already has at 23,” he said.
How important is James McCarthy to Everton? Have your say at www.theevertonforum.com