Martinez: We didn’t seem to get any luck in today’s game

    Martinez: We didn’t seem to get any luck in today’s game

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez bemoaned his side poor finishing and says that it looked like Everton and Spurs were fighting for different aims.

    Everton looked the better team ad restricted Tottenham to 2 shots in the entire game, yet ended up on the losing side in a 1-0 defeat.

    “In football you want to be perfect. We switched off on a free kick half-way inside our half and that should never end up in the back of the net.

    “We worked extremely hard defensively and if you had asked me before if I would be happy to restrict Spurs to one shot on target, the answer would be ‘yes’.

    “I thought we performed well in the first half and it looked like two teams fighting for different aims.

    “(But) if you don’t take chances you are going to make it difficult for yourselves.”

    The Spaniard also believed that Everton should have had a penalty after Seamus Coleman was brought down in the box and the decision wasn’t given by referee Mark Clattenberg.

    “It looks very clumsy,” he said. “I haven’t seen the replay but Seamus has the ball, there’s no contact with the ball (by the player).

    “I don’t know if there was enough contact. It could well have been a penalty on another day.

    “But we didn’t seem to get any luck in today’s game.”


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    1. Mark Clattenburg is a joke as a referee. Almost every infringement was accompanied by him tapping his whistle to signify that kicks must wait for his permission. Except,of course the one that led to the goal. No wonder the defence were not prepared, they obviously thought that they had time to get set. Every time this clown officiates,no matter who is playing,I get anxious. After the goal he lost the thread completely and was patently floundering. Can we not ask the panel to reinstate the ban on him officiating our games.


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