Martinez: We are capable of achieving a positive result at Chelsea
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his side are facing a stronger Chelsea team than the one that they beat in September but is confident that his team can take 3 points, despite the daunting prospect of facing the potential league winners.
Martinez also feels that his side want to make up for a disappointing result last time they were in the capital when they lost to league rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
He told evertontv: “We were left with a feeling of disappointment after the Spurs game because the performance deserved much more than the result. Now we have an opportunity to get that back.
“We want to take the performance we had against Spurs and take it to the next level so we have a positive result at the end of it.
“The support we had at White Hart Lane was fantastic and it would be great to get something at Stamford Bridge to make up for the feeling we were all left with after that game.”
Speaking about facing a revamped Chelsea, Martinez was full of praise for his opposition but said that his team have matured and face a big challenge but he believes that they could pull off a shock win.
He added: “This (Chelsea) team is stronger than the team we faced at Goodison in September but I would like to think we are stronger as well. It is normal if you are working towards achieving something then the team is going to perform better in February than August and September.
“I would say we now have a greater maturity and understanding in what we are trying to do and how we are playing the game. Chelsea have been growing into a strong force that is capable of winning the title and doing something important in the Champions League and that is the level of the task facing us on Saturday.”
“It is a really big challenge but a great opportunity and we are looking forward to it. We are ready for a tough game.
“We are capable of achieving a positive result at Chelsea – it is not unrealistic. We are now in a period where every game and result is significant and carries a message. The objective is for us to make sure we are ready to perform as well as we can.”
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