Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been quoted by the Liverpool Echo explaining what he feels the club’s younger players have in common.
The manager is pleased with the younger players who have already featured during the pre-season period, as the Toffees prepare for the start of the new Premier League season, which is now just over a week away.
It will be interesting to see how the Spaniard goes about his squad over the first few weeks of the new campaign and whether he drafts any younger players into the first team picture very early on.
“To see them expressing themselves and showing how they can help the first team was exciting,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“We have seen the youngsters behind the scenes in training and they have been very impressive from their attitude to the talent that they bring.”
“Every one of them, in their own way, showed what they can do.”
Why the younger players are so important for Everton
The youngsters at Everton are vital for a number of reasons but mainly because of the fresh options they create for the manager.
Martinez isn’t in a position where he can throw a lot of cash at new players in the transfer market and as a result, he needs youth players for periods during the season where the injuries and suspensions may have piled up.
They’re also important for keeping the more experienced players ahead of them in the pecking order on their toes, which in turn should help to prevent any notion of complacency from developing in the squad.