Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits young side took their time to overcome nervousness

After losing 1-0 at home in their last Europa League group game against FK Krasnodar, Everton manager Roberto Martinez has admitted his team of youth players were nervous, reports BBC Sport.

The Toffees boss named a host of youngsters in their meeting against the Russian club, but they started poorly and went behind in the first-half following a goalkeeping positional error.

“I thought we saw young players with a lot of talent, but they were very nervous in the first half. I don’t think we saw their real quality in the first half, but in the second half they got rid of that fear and expressed themselves a lot better,” said Martinez.

“The experience will be really helpful. They have learned a massive lesson, and will be much more ready to compete on a football pitch after this.”

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