Everton boss says the 'insight' of these two players is key against Krasnodar

Samuel Eto'o, Anzhi, September 2011

Roberto Martinez believes Aiden McGeady and Samuel Eto'o's combined knowledge of Russian football will help in the Europa League tie

Everton are ready to take on their second opponents in the UEFA Europa League. But they are certainly not opponents you would call 'well-known'.

Everton defeated VfL Wolfsburg in their opening game 4-1, in what was definitely the club's best performance of a sketchy season so far.

But they would have known a lot more about the Bundesliga side compared to FC Krasnodar, who they face tomorrow evening.

The Russian outfit are not the most popular name in the game. But they are also a team Everton should fear. Krasnodar have started the new season really well and they drew against Lille in the last game so Everton will need to be on guard, especially after such a long trip east.

But they do have two players who can help them out massively at the game. Roberto Martinez has spoken to the press in Russia after they landed ahead of their game.

And he mentioned how Aiden McGeady and Samuel Eto'o will be a big help ahead of the upcoming tie...

McGeady, who impressed the local Russian journalists by giving them a little bit of Russian during the press conference, spent four years at Spartak Moscow. Eto'o also spent a portion of his career in Russia - playing for Anzhi Makhachkala between 2011 and 2013.

Hopefully they can give their players the 411 on the Krasnodar players to keep an eye on tomorrow.

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