Martinez singled out Ross Barkley for particular praise.
âIt's fair to say we've got some young players who are incredible examples of how to be a young player in this business,â Martinez told evertontv.
âThere's been a lot of bad press about young players not having the right education or having the right mentality to be a professional footballer.
"But you see how Ross handled a Merseyside derby which is so close to his heart and defending his club - the performance was of a real mature footballer.
âYou see Gerard Deulofeu coming on at his age, working extremely well and being a big threat. Even with Romelu Lukaku and John Stones when he came on, I think we've got a very special breed and group.
âThat mixture with the senior boys allows me to think our dressing room is really special.â
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