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Everton boss Martinez understands supporters' frustration

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has said that he understands the frustration of supporters and says it's simply part and parcel of football.

The Toffees boss was asked his opinion about the graffiti scrawled on a wall at Goodison Park on Saturday night by some fans of the Merseyside club.

Disgruntled fans wrote messages such as 'Out' and 'Not good enough' after their club's continuous lackluster performances this season, culminating in the 5-2 Europa League defeat at Dynamo Kyiv on Thursday.

"What I have discovered is that we're a passionate football club, a big football club," said Martinez after his side recoiled to beat QPR 2-1 on Sunday.

"I understand when we don't get the results we want, you're going to get unrest, so as a manager I accept that.

"You always need to focus on what we can do to be a winning team, which is my focus and my only aim and I always respect whatever the views from the outside.

"Football is not about managers or me, we showed last season when we finished fifth that our football was fantastic.

"There are reasons why we couldn't maintain that in this campaign, I'm the first one to accept that Everton is a club that should be fighting for the top positions."

Everton's win over the R's at Loftus Road allayed any relegation fears as they moved nine points clear of the drop zone.

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