Martinez priority is Everton not England

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has responded to calls from FA chairman Gregg Dykes for top flight teams to assist in providing a strong pool of talent for the national team.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has responded to calls from FA chairman Gregg Dykes for top flight teams to assist in providing a strong pool of talent for the national team.

Martinez said: "The responsibility is - you don't do something for someone else. We do it for Everton."

The Spaniard added: "Our football club has always had terrific young talent.

"We need to make sure we use that talent in the first team. To do that we need to help them and have a structure where they can be given an opportunity to show what they have got.

"Ross Barkley is a great example. We have got similar cases now, deeper down.

"I do feel if you want to be successful at any club, you need to have good young talent, and a good young generation that can be guided, representing the values of the football club, on the football pitch.

"That can help the foreign additions, (in terms of) how to play and how to represent the club."

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