Everton boss Martinez encouraging Naismith to enjoy his football

Everton boss Roberto Martinez hailed matchwinner Steven Naismith after victory over Chelsea. Martinez is urging Naismith to enjoy his football again.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez hailed matchwinner Steven Naismith after victory over Chelsea.

Martinez is urging Naismith to enjoy his football again.

He said: “I think Steven’s had it very hard since he arrived at the club but I don’t really think he’s been himself.

“I saw Stevie play a lot for Kilmarnock and for Rangers and I haven’t seen that arrogance in the final third, I’ve never seen that belief or that desire. Everything has to be safe, everything has to be a bit forceful.

“The way he works for the team he deserves to lose the ball by trying to be himself. I want Steven to do that. I want him to forget about the past, I want him to forget that he’s at Everton, I want him to feel that he’s on the park enjoying his football and showing his quality because when he does that he’s a very effective footballer."

 
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