Martinez eager for first home game as Everton boss

Roberto Martinez is relishing the prospect of his first home game in charge as Everton manager.

Everton, who drew 2-2 at Norwich in Martinez's first game in charge last week, take on West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Spaniard said: "It will be special but remember football is about players. It's not about managers.

"Always the first home game is a great memory but the memory will be around the result, the performance and the relationship that I can see between the fans and the players.

"Always the first home game is a great memory but the memory will be around the result, the performance and the relationship that I can see between the fans and the players."

"I'd rather focus their energy and their support towards the players rather than to myself because football is about the players.

"I was really pleased in many aspects of our performance at Norwich - Carrow Road is a difficult place to go and try to impose yourself.

"But you need to win football games and obviously that's where we felt a little bit disappointed. That's where the work is."

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