Everton boss Roberto Martinez would have been disappointed with the way his team performed last season, but Kendell has suggested there isn’t too much wrong with the setup at Goodison Park as the club looks to push on and progress next season.
“I was speaking to Roy Keane before the game and though we agreed that it has been a disappointing season,” he said.
“It is just about tinkering the squad and Roy and myself agreed that the club don’t need wholesale changes and bring in six or seven new players and then trying to get them all to gel before the season starts.”
There is a good spine to the current Everton side which Martinez can develop and build around over the summer, heading into pre-season.
John Stones is a long term option at the back, there are different options in midfield and Romelu Lukaku is a key figure Martinez has installed at the top of the attack.
Everton don’t have massive resources ahead of the summer transfer window opening so it’s important Martinez works hard to identify players who can be realistic targets for the club.
Everton have the infrastructure of a side, which should be competing regularly in the top half of the Premier League table each and every season and if Martinez can keep the players who form the spine of the team, there’s every reason to believe they can become stronger as a result.