Sam has talked about Oba Martins and keeping a clean sheet on Sunday.
That could have been the story of the game against Man City last weekend.
Oba put us ahead with a wonderfully taken goal lose on the half hour mark and if we could have held on it was all 3 points in the bag.Â Â But then the defense let us down with giving away 2 poor goals. That just cannot happen on Sunday.
Oba Martins – another goal tomorrow would be great
Sam has put a little pressure on Oba saying that he needs more goals from him. Oba gets himself so many chances with his quickness that one of these days he will score three or four, all in one game. He also scares the life out of defenders, particularly the big ones who may find it difficult to maneuver quickly.
Of course Oba is top scorer with 4 goals so thatâ€™s 21 goals Martins has scored for Newcastle and of course he got 17 goals last season. If Oba can get 20 or more this season that will make him one of the premierships better goalscorers.
Sam talked today about Martins:
“Oba played well at Manchester City last week, but scoring is still the most important thing to him and I have to say he took his goal well,”
But the bottom line is he does not score as many goals as he should. He does get the opportunities because he frightens the life out of defenders with his pace.”
The word for Everton is defense and for sure Sam doesnâ€™t want to see any leftovers of the sloppy defensive play that cost us the game last Saturday at Manchester. This is key, because if we can get the defense sorted out, we can really start to win a few games, if only 1-0.
“What we don’t want on Sunday is a repeat of the way we defended against Manchester City,” “Ten minutes of bad defending either side of the interval cost us the game after Oba had put us ahead with a good goal. â€œ
Manchester City did not beat us – we instigated our own defeat, and I’m not having any of this against Everton.”
A clean sheet is what we will look for and one goal would then be all it would take. We would bank on Oba being on fire on Sunday. A 1-0 win would be just fine. After all thatâ€™s what Premiership champions Manchester United have achieved in all their last 6 games.