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Everton boss Martinez surprised by jeers over Besic substitution

Everton boss Roberto Martinez was surprised by the home jeers over his decision to substitute Muhamed Besic for Arouna Kone during the stalemate against West Ham United.

There were loud boos when the number 17 appeared on the subs board.

Martinez said: "It did (surprise me) but I can understand the frustration around the crowd as well.

"Mo has to come off but then he wants to sprint off to allow Arouna to come on. I don't think it sends the right sign but it is just part of the frustration.

"We are in the middle of a period where everything is going against us and we are not going to accept defeat and today would have been too easy to leave ourselves exposed and allow West Brom to hit us on the counter and win the football game, but that never happened and it is something to carry on building on the last three performances."


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