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McCarthy admits Martinez punishing Everton players in Austria

Everton midfielder James McCarthy admits their Austria-based preseason camp has been intense.

Everton's players have spent three days training in Austria and McCarthy praised the readiness of the squad under manager Roberto Martinez's guidance.

"It's been a difficult first few days," he said. "It's good to be back and all the boys are enjoying it - we're looking forward to the season getting underway.

"The sessions are difficult, most of the work is with the ball and now and again there's a few runs but it's enjoyable and as a squad we're enjoying it so far.

"It's been difficult with the ball and without it but I think he goes into a lot of detail with it. It's setting us up nice for the new season with a lot of games to come and a lot of competition. We want to win things."

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