New Everton manager Roberto Martinez seems to have got off to a very good start in his Everton career, and while they could only draw their first three games in the league, they have won the last two, and have 9 points from their first five league games, two more than Newcastle.
Roberto Martinez – off to a good start at Everton
Newcastle cameion for some withering criticism from their fans in the summer for not showing enough ambition and only signing Loic Remy on loan, but Roberto feels that was unjustified, and not only did Newcastle bring in five good players in January, but Martinez things the Newcastle squad is strong:
“As I’ve mentioned many, many times, the transfer window ‘circus’ allows people to have perceptions of teams that are wrong.” “Newcastle made their business early with the loan of Remy and after that they didn’t sign anyone.”
“It seemed from the outside that they didn’t do good business, but the reality is the squad has been strong since January. They made a lot of good signings and that group of players are settled.”
“I see a really good balance between experience and organisation, but then a real threat with the likes of Remy, Papiss Cisse, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye.” “You’re talking about top, top footballers who are in a good moment in their careers and full internationals.”
“You take away the Manchester City game and they’ve been performing at a very, very good level, so it would be foolish for anyone to underestimate the potential of this Newcastle side.”
With Debuchy, Sissoko, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gouffran and Haidara coming in during January, and Remy playing for QPR from January, they are now fairly experienced in the Premier League and all have settled down well at Newcastle.
It will not be easy tomorrow night at Goodison Park, but there were a number of big shocks yesterday in the league, and maybe Newcastle can atone for the Hull City game and even get a win at Everton.
That’s what we are really hoping for.
How about you?
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