Michael Owen tells all on Everton's new training gadget

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The boyhood Everton fan insists Roberto Martinez is a big fan of the new technology.

The growth and idiosyncrasies of modern football seem to escalate by the day, and now drone technology is making its way into the game according to Michael Owen.
Speaking at the recent Soccerex convention in Manchester, the former England international revealed the extent to which drones are now being used within the game, including in the Premier League.
"A good friend of mine introduced me to the drone technology,” Owen said, quoted by the London Evening Standard. “It's becoming a thing in football now. Thierry Henry is doing his badges – he wants all his sessions filmed from above."
The 35-year-old then explained how his boyhood team Everton have begun to use the tool religiously as part of their own training schedule, as guided by manager Roberto Martinez.

“At Everton’s training ground, Roberto Martinez wants all his tactical sessions filmed from above (too)," he said. "You can really see the game from a different perspective."

Renowned as one of the more forward-thinking coaches currently working in England, it perhaps comes as no surprise that Martinez is among the managerial front runners to adopt the new technology.

And after an inconsistent start to the new campaign where they have picked up just one win from five games, the Spaniard will be hoping that the club's new investment will begin to pay off sooner rather than later.

Everton return to action on Saturday with the visit of reigning champions Chelsea to Goodison Park, where they will be trying to prolong the skid of Jose Mourinho's misfiring team.

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