Roberto Martinez gives hint about Everton's future tactics

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Everton are currently in seventh place in the Premier League table, having made a very good start to the new campaign.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has given the Liverpool Echo an insight into his tactical thinking for the future at Goodison Park.

The Spaniard has created a defined style at the Toffees, which has promoted high-pressing and possession-based football.

However, Martinez does not want to be labelled a one-trick pony, and he insists that he wants his team to be adaptable to any situation. 

"We are a team that, over the last three seasons, has shown that we can play in different ways and in different manners," he said. 

“We want to be knowing what to do with the ball, be dynamic and be a real threat.

“Off the ball, with the players we have, we can do different things when defending and so there is not a straight answer.

“When you are the most important team and have the best players, experience and record you can set your way of playing and that's it.

“For the others, you have to be adaptable and be able to, from week to week, master different ways of playing.”

Everton supporters grew frustrated of Martinez's demand for passing football at times last season, with many calling for a more direct approach to be adopted to get them out of their struggles.

With Romelu Lukaku up-front, there is always an option to pump long-balls up to him, and use his power to bring others into play.

However, the Toffees have generally avoided taking this route, and their fluid style has paid dividends so far this season.

Everton have looked excellent through their opening few games of the season, and they are currently just two points away from the top-four places. 

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