Martinez: Own goals affected us psychologically
Everton Manager Roberto Martinez feels that his side were affected mentally by the own goals that put his side on the wrong end of a 2-0 score line away to Southampton.
Everton were rocked in the first minute by a headed own goal from Antolin Alcaraz and then Seamus Coleman also scored in his own net with his head as the blues put in a laboured performance, but Martinez thinks it could have been different if they had taken their chances.
He told evertontv: “It was a really difficult result to take. The reality is to concede two own goals so early in the game made things nearly impossible.
“I did think that the second half we came out with a good attitude and good bravery but we needed that goal.
“When you want to win so much, and you concede two own goals, I felt psychologically we lost a bit of confidence and our normal arrogance in our play.”
It wasn’t just in their own box where Everton could consider themselves unfortunate.
“We needed that goal,” Martinez continued. “We had a couple of chances for Lukaku in the second half and for me it was a penalty on Leon Osman.
“There were key moments when we needed that little bit of luck. It could have a been a different ending if we had got that goal.”
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