Baines: Everton still adjusting to Martinez methods

Everton star Leighton Baines admits they're still adjusting to manager Roberto Martinez's tactics. The England fullback admits they need to step things up after defeat at Manchester City.

Everton star Leighton Baines admits they're still adjusting to manager Roberto Martinez's tactics.

The England fullback admits they need to step things up after defeat at Manchester City.

Baines told the Liverpool Echo: "We've still got things we need to improve on. We gave the ball away too quickly high up the pitch to allow us to get any momentum.

"So every time we started to creep forward we'd lose it and that'd one of the things we're working on improving; being better in possession in the opposition's half. It's about sustaining attacks.

"Not doing it against City meant we kept ending up on the back foot again and susceptible to the counter-attack.

"We shouldn't have to just reflect on it afterwards. The next step tactically is to show that awareness during a game and say 'Okay, we've seen what you're doing,' and then change, but we didn't.

"Now we want to come back from the international break and get back to winning ways."

 
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