Roberto Martinez reacts to Everton’s defeat to Hull City

Roberto Martinez reflects on Everton’s 2-0 loss to Hull City away from home in the Premier League.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is confident that results will improve in the coming weeks.

The Toffees’ poor run of form continued on New Year’s Day as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Hull City away from home in the Premier League.

Goals from Ahmed Elmohamady and Nikica Jelavic saw the Tigers condemn Everton to a fourth straight defeat in the league.

"We need to work as hard as we can,” BBC Sport quotes Martinez as saying after the match. “Yes we have some injuries, but we have the talent that we used so well last season.

“We know what we can achieve. We started well and once we conceded the goal the confidence dropped enormously. We need to find solutions internally. The quicker we get back to winning, the quicker we'll get rid of that low confidence.

"This is a challenging time but we need to look forward to the second half of the season. But clearly the performance today after letting the goal in was not up to the standards we expect. There's no panic but we're not happy.

“As a football club we can never accept the run of results that we've had. We're a football club that will find solutions and we'll try to bounce back straight away.”

Everton are now 13th in the Premier League table with 21 points from 20 matches, just four points above the relegation zone.

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