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Roberto Martinez laments Everton’s loss to Tottenham
By Andrew Scott Monday, 1 December 2014 02:46
Roberto Martinez, Everton manager, does not think that the 2-1 loss against Tottenham in the Premier League fairly reflects the efforts made by his side, and bookmaker software services believe that he could be right.
On Thursday night, Everton were able to beat Wolfsburg 2-0 in the UEFA Europa League in a win that impressed many fans, and after 15 minutes of action, Kevin Mirallas was the one who gave the lead to Everton with an amazing strike from afar.
Tottenham was then brought level thanks to the efforts of Christian Eriksen, before a strike in the first minute of the first half’s injury time by Roberto Soldado gave Martinez’s players their very first loss in nine games in all of the competitions, leaving many fans very upset about this match in particular, but hopeful that they’ll be able to bounce back.
“We’re really disappointed because I don’t think the players deserved to finish with that empty feeling at the end,” said the manager.
“We started the game really brightly, we scored a magnificent goal, which is the hardest thing in football – scoring that first goal away from home.
“I did feel at that point we could have just killed the game and gone for the second goal but we couldn’t really find that rhythm. Then the game went into a little bit of a strange moment where Spurs ended up hitting the back of the net twice in a fortunate manner.
“You’d then think that Spurs were going to come out, dictate things and take the game away from us, but it wasn’t the case.
“We reacted extremely well, we had to be expansive, we had to put in a lot of effort, and I thought the performance in the second half put us in good positions, and we should have taken advantage.
“But, overall, I’m pleased with the performance, because it’s not an easy place to come and the energy levels that we showed, the commitment, even some phases of our football were really, really good. It’s a tough scoreline to take when I didn’t think our performance deserved that.”
Everton’s fans saw great resilience displayed by their side, and hope that they continue like this in future matches. Bookmaker software services also believe that the spirit that they showed on the pitch will help them make it very far in the game.