As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Everton boss Martinez: Ball would be impressed by McCarthy

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has likened James McCarthy to three of the club's greats.

Alan Ball, Colin Harvey and Howard Kendall were christened the Holy Trinity such was their influence at Goodison between 1967 and 1971.

"I think James knows exactly the way I like that midfield role to be played, but he also fits in so well to the Everton culture," said Martinez to the Liverpool Echo.

"You always talk about the midfield Trinity at Everton and I think Ball, Harvey and Kendall would be extremely proud of James McCarthy.

"His work-rate, his willingness to play for the team...technically he's as good as you're going to get and the way he looks after himself allows himself to be physically always pristine.

"He's a very important player for us."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball



Support Tribal Football with this great deal from our partners ExpressVPN. You get an extra three months free with the 12-month plan (a saving of 49%!). All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you change your mind. Click here to try now, risk-free for 30 days - and support Tribal Football in the process.

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free