Roberto Martinez’s positive view of Everton’s season has been described as “nonsense” by Jonathan Northcroft.
Martinez gave an interview to the Daily Mail this week in which he discussed a difficult season for Everton, but Northcroft was not impressed by the Spaniard’s comments.
“I can’t avoid using the word nonsense,”the Sunday Times’ football correspondent told Sunday Supplement on Sky Sports.
“To me it was full of more nonsense, and it sounds very harsh, but there’s a huge gap between what Roberto Martinez says and what his team has been delivering on the pitch.
“He spoke in that interview about the intensity that he sees, but if you speak to Evertonians then intensity is the last thing they are seeing in their home performances in particular. I think he would do more credit for himself if he said this season’s been a disaster.
“He made some odd claim about how in a way they are more competitive because it’s not always about average league position as sometimes it’s about being able to beat bigger clubs. I’m not sure if that is what a club should be aspiring to.
“It sounds like I’m being very harsh, and he’s a man who has great attributes, intelligence being one of them, but he over-spins it.”