Martinez: The FA Cup is a real tradition for Everton
Everton manager Roberto Martinez praised the professionalism in some tough circumstances as a horrendous Bryan Oviedo injury overshadowed a comprehensive 4-0 victory against Stevenage at the Lamex stadium.
Martinez was full of praise for his side and focused his attentions on performing well in the FA Cup this season. The victory was marred by a double leg break to Costa Rican defender Bryan Oviedo who may now miss the world cup in Brazil.
“It was a professional perfomance which was pleasing because even when you have a team with the talent we have, today was still going to be a real test,” said Martinez.
“It was a matter of being focused at the start of the game and the boys had to then refocus after Bryan’s injury. If you can get that professionalism about you, you can focus on every action afterwards.
“We’ve been very successful over the years at Everton. The last [FA Cup] win was in 1995, but when you see the fans as they were today pushing us through to the next round – it’s a real tradition.
“Every Evertonian can be extremely proud of the professional performance from our players and when you’ve got that, you’ve got a real chance to be competitive.
“We’ll take it step by step with a real enjoyment and look forward to the draw, but we’ve got to have the same approach that we had today.”
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