My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Goals were exceptional but clean sheet more pleasing - Everton boss Martinez

Everton manager Roberto Martinez praised his side's defence and the quality of the goals scored in the 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup quarter-final on Tuesday.

Gerard Deulofeu opened the scoring for the Toffees on 20 minutes before Romelu Lukaku doubled the lead in the 28th minute, but it was the defending led by John Stones and Ramiro Funes Mori which prompted the praise of Martinez.

Martinez said: "I thought we defended really well and we had good attacking opportunities when maybe we should have taken the better option.

"The two goals were exceptional pieces of quality which you can never take for granted.

"But, after going 2-0 up, to keep the clean sheet was probably the most pleasing aspect."

Vyom Chaudhary
About the author

Vyom Chaudhary

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?