Heitinga spent five years at Everton but fell out of favour when Roberto Martinez replaced David Moyes in the summer. He holds no ill-feeling towards the new manager at Goodison Park but does want to dent his former side's ambitions of finishing in the top four.
"He [Martinez] is a top manager and is doing really well," Heitinga told the London Evening Standard. "I trained more than I played under him but the training sessions were really good. Everton are doing well and they have a talented squad but we beat Newcastle in our last home game so why can't we beat them this weekend?"
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