The Argentine defender is confident that Everton can break back into Europe and eventually qualify for the Champions League.
Martinez said after the match that neither injury appeared to be unduly serious and the former Wigan boss has backed both to make their comebacks either at the Liberty Stadium or in the League Cup against Reading.
Well, with a little bit of optimism and hope on board from all those who have watched Martinez’ side in recent years, the Toffees can surely make some meaningful progress this season, can’t they?
But the Catalan is itching for a return to the continent after talking Everton to the last 16 of the Europa League last season.
Everton decided to keep the Scotland worldwide at Goodison Park, but Martinez is unwilling to guarantee playing time to any member of his squad. But it was out of my hands because the manager just said he didn’t want me to leave.
Across the entire starting XI, the Toffees were completely on point with each of their individual performances.
“Clearly, at that moment, we couldn’t replace Steven Naismith”, he said. The new-found balance throughout the whole first team was wonderful – and that is something Roberto Martinez certainly deserves credit for achieving. They’re arguably only just getting started at the moment. We all know the players are talented enough to play their part in a very important team.
Funes Mori could have ended up at Stamford Bridge, as he and brother Rogelio – now a striker with Mexican club Monterrey – had a trial with the London club.
Roberto Martinez says being out of Europe will be of “huge” benefit to Everton this term. We are looking forward to being tested and carrying on the performances we have shown.