Everton manager Roberto Martinez denied any inquest led to tactical alterations

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has denied any suggestions that the players held an inquest requesting a tactical alteration, reports Sky Sports.

Following Everton’s 1-1 draw against West Ham in the FA Cup third round, striker Romelu Lukaku revealed the players asked the Toffees boss if they could play a more direct style of football. Martinez was behind the idea, and it somewhat paid off with a much-improved performance.

But the Everton manager has set the story straight, with many believes the Spaniard was almost held to ransom about the playing style. He insists it was a typical meeting, and not an inquest of sorts.

“I am always talking with the players and we try to prepare from game to game. We always share a lot of information but it has come out in a way that (suggested) it was a one-off meeting and we had never spoken before. It was a normal approach,” he said.

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