Everton boss Roberto Martinez says English football stands apart.

The British game - as he explained - is the best type of football on the planet.

Speaking to evertontv, he said: "I think it's the passion for the game that we have here - I don't think we have that in any other country.

"There are always aspects that are fascinating in any part of the world where football is played, but a combination of that passion, the way the game is lived and the way that we have a real mixture of styles and ways of playing. For me, that is fascinating.

"That's probably why I've never wanted to be away from football here from the moment that I arrived in 1995. The British game is a real reference in world football and I always encourage everyone to try it and experiment here because it is unique."