Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has given his thoughts on what he wants to see more of at Everton.
Neville suggested on Monday Night Football for Sky Sports that the Toffees need more of the pace and energy in their team, which helped them secure a 3-1 win against struggling QPR.
“Everton have always played good football, but they’ve looked fatigue,” said Neville during the broadcast for Sky Sports.
“Martinez needs to keep the pace and energy in the team, which will give them the legs they haven’t had.”
Everton certainly showed plenty of pace and energy in their team for the game last night with Ross Barkley and Muhamed Besic coming in for praise today.
It was also encouraging for the side to see John Stones back on the bench, while Luke Garbutt has been tipped for a big future after excelling down the left in the Europa League last week.
The trick for Martinez is getting the balance right because it’s vital to keep experience in the side, countering the urge to play young and dynamic players all the time.
Experience can be key in tense situations and at the start of games when things don’t go Everton’s way over the rest of the season.
The Toffees certainly ticked all of the boxes Neville created and they now need to find some consistency over Christmas heading into the New Year.
Everton are tenth and five points off Arsenal who hold sixth place. They’ve conceded the highest number of goals out of sides in the top ten but the attack looks superb and they’re a very dangerous side with that energy and zip complimenting the older players in the team.