Watch: Martinez dodges ‘question’; thinks Everton deserved ‘a lot more’

Date published: Thursday 12th May 2016 9:31

Roberto Martinez: Felt his side deserved more

Roberto Martinez dodged a “question” about his future and thought his side “deserved a lot more” for their efforts in the 3-0 defeat at Sunderland last night. 

The Toffees slipped to a gutless 3-0 defeat, sealing the Black Cats’ Premier League survival but pushing Martinez closer to the brink.

His side are now 12th, and could finish as low as 16th this season with certain results on the final day this weekend. In fact anything below 11th would be Everton’s lowest finishing spot since 2003/04 when David Moyes’ toffees just avoided relegation.

And Sky sources say Everton could make a decision on manager Martinez’s future before Sunday’s match against Norwich City after a run of just one win in 10 matches in all competitions.

“We tried to get the focus after being in the FA Cup semi-final and sometimes it drops the intensity,” said Martinez.

“The effort we put in deserved a lot more.

“You cannot be happy with not winning football games. I’m pleased with the effort and the intent of the players,” Martinez told Sky Sports.

“It was not an easy game and Sunderland had a lot of momentum with their focus on the league.

“We have one more game to get the winning feeling and perform in a manner in which we can get the three points and end the season better.”

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Fans unveiled a ‘Martinez Out’ banner in the away end at the Stadium of Light – not the first with opposition against his regime seemingly growing by the week.

Sky Sports’ reporter tried to ask Martinez about his future, but his statement “expect to be still in charge” was dismissed by Martinez, who rightfully retorted: “That is not really a question.”

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