Martinez says Everton will embrace Europa League

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says they'll embrace the Europa League should they qualify for the much criticised tournament.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says they'll embrace the Europa League should they qualify for the much criticised tournament.

In recent years some English sides have treated the Europa League with disdain, insisting they'd rather not be in it and regularly fielding largely changed sides.

But Martinez said: "It wouldn't be a hindrance, not at all. Qualifying for Europe for us would be a massive step forward because it would bring massive football occasions that I do feel we need to be able to develop into the type of team we want to be.

"Getting into Europe is a big objective and something that would allow us to grow as a football club. All you need to do is at the beginning of the season plan the campaign, bearing in mind you are going to be in Europe and that brings extra demands."

 
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