Martinez promises Everton improvement
1st August 2015
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has promised an improvement in his Everton side after his side finished a disappointing 11th in the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League table.
The Merseyside club endured a difficult season last season, often occupying a place just above the relegation zone. It wasn't until a run of 5 wins in 6 games over the months of March and April that Roberto Martinez's side managed to open up a substantial gap from the relegation zone. The blue half of Merseyside will no doubt look back on results at Goodison Park, such as the 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace and the 2-0 loss to Sunderland, to find where improvements can be made. Improvements that manager Roberto Martinez has promised to make.
Speaking to BBC Sport earlier today Martinez said: "I will be brutally honest with you, last season was not good enough from our point of view. To miss out on European qualification was bad enough but to not finish in the top half is an absolute disgrace for a club as big as this. Everton are not a bottom half team and this season we will be looking to put that right and finish in the top half where we belong. With all due respect to the likes of Crystal Palace and Swansea, we should not be finishing below them in the table, we are a lot better than that."
"The fans did not deserve the level of performance they received from us last season, especially at Goodison Park and I have to apologise for that. Only winning 7 out of 19 home games in the Premier League is not going to get you into the top half of the table and this is what we will need to address for the coming season. We need to make Goodison Park into a fortress, a place where teams fear visiting. Our fans are the best fans in the Premier League by far and the support they give us week in week out is nothing short of phenomenal. It's time we repaid them for that support."