English Premiership

Martinez unfazed by growing pressure

2016-04-11 18:45
Roberto Martinez (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Everton manager Roberto Martinez has reassured disgruntled Everton fans that he will "give his life" to turn the club's fortunes around.

The Toffees players were booed off the field by their own fans following their disappointing 1-1 draw with Watford on Saturday.

The point means Everton ended the weekend in 14th place, far below expectations of Martinez's side, which boasts some of the best young talent in the Premier League.

"Since day one, I am extremely proud and honoured to be the manager at Everton and I accept that the fans are not going to be happy with the team losing," Martinez said after the match.

"What is important is that the fans always support the team and they help us to win football games, and that is the only thing that matters.

"They know that I will give my life to achieve a winning team, and everything we do is to make them proud so I have no problems with their discontent.

"Football is an emotional game. I would not expect anyone to be happy with poor standards, and losing three games in the league, in my eyes, is very, very poor standards."

Everton are without a win in their last four Premier League matches, but are still in contention for the FA Cup. The Toffees will face either West Ham or Manchester United in the semi-final at Wembley in two week's time.

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