After Everton lost their 11th game of the season, manager Roberto Martinez admitted that he or his side haven’t enjoyed the league campaign this time round due to their inconsistent form, reports Sky
The Toffees were beaten on the weekend by Arsenal, which meant their wait for a top-half place continued. Everton have been struggling in the bottom-half all through the season, picking up only six league wins from 27 played, and if they fail to win the Europa League, they don’t look likely to be in any European competition in 2015/16.
Everton have only won three games at Goodison Park, while suffering eight defeats from 13 away outings. Such form has been a particular disappointment for the manager, let alone a surprise contrast to the success of 2013/14. Everton’s disappointing campaign has put pressure on Martinez, with some supporters losing patience with the Spanish coach.
He himself admitted that 2014/15 hasn’t been an enjoyable experience for him, and that his players have also been feeling the pressure of a miserable showing on the pitch. Martinez said: “”It has been more of a chore than enjoying our football. I have not seen that enjoyment in our team in the league with points at stake.”
See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Aston Villa v West Brom