Super Kevin Mirallas is enjoying a fresh lease of life under Roberto Martinez after playing a more free role following the change from David Moyes.
Mirallas himself says the style is “a more Spanish type of football”
Mirallas said: “I was not as free but now I am on the line out wide more under Roberto.
“It’s different but that’s what Roberto wants me to do.
“I feel I am more consistent now. I play better and better. The first game I was not so good and felt tired but now my body is excellent and everything is okay.
“Although I was very happy playing under David Moyes, because he is a good manager, Roberto is different because the Spanish style of playing football is different.”
Victory over Hull City by 2 goals to 1 at the weekend saw a controversial opener for Kev after his shot looked to have been deflected in my Gareth Barry, despite the English man being in an offside position. Mirallas isn’t keen on that version though
“I shot and for me it’s my goal. Gareth maybe touched it a little bit but I’ve seen the results on the television and it’s my name and my goal,” he added.
“But it doesn’t matter if the goal is Gareth’s or mine – there is not a problem.”
“I am happy because this was an important game for us,” he added.
“The ambition for the club this season is to reach the Champions League.
“It is a long campaign and it can be difficult to finish in the top four, but maybe it is possible for us to do it.”
Mirallas admits his communication is better with manager Roberto Martinez than predecessor David Moyes – but only because he is Spanish.
The Belgium international forward can chat in the Toffees boss’ native tongue and believes that is helping him progress, although he says the Spaniard has also given him more freedom.