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Everton ace Deulofeu can be 'as good as he wants'

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has praised Gerard Deulofeu's 'natural talent' and believes the midfielder has the potential to be 'as good as he wants'.

Deulofeu scored one goal and set up another in the Toffees' 2-0 Capital One Cup quarter-final win over Middlesbrough on Tuesday.

Asked how good he believes the 21-year-old Spaniard can be, Martinez said: "As good as he wants - that's a big part.

"Gerard is a young man in terms of the amount of games that he's played at this level, so he needs a lot of games. But as a natural talent, he's as good as it gets.

"He's got that talent that you dream to have, he's got the talent that anyone would pay for a ticket to watch him."

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