Roberto Martinez praises Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu

Roberto Martinez

The Everton boss has praised the winger's sensational vision after his assist against West Ham.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Everton manager Roberto Martinez was full of praise for in form duo Romelu Lukaku and Gerard Deulofeu.

The Belgian was once again the star man for the Blues last weekend, as he scored the equaliser against West Ham, his seventh in seven games against the hammer and his 22nd goal of 2015 in total.

That goal saw him equal the record of Everton legend Dixie Dean, and Martinez was delighted by his performance, saying that he feels his number on striker is capable of scoring past any opponent, regardless of whom they may be.

“He’s in a very good moment of form and I also feel when he is on the pitch he is capable of scoring against anyone,” he told

“He is a very positive player, who goes out on the pitch believing he can score against anyone. He is a positive man by nature. He is still a young boy but the way he is developing and growing is impressive.”

The manager was keen to reserve special praise for winger Gerard Deulofeu after he once again provided the assist for Lukaku’s goal.

The young Spaniard picked out the Belgian with a fine pinpoint pass to set him one on one with goalkeeper Adrian, with the striker doing the rest to draw the scores level.

It was winger’s seventh assist in all competitions this season, and Martinez praised his vision and ability to constantly create opportunities for his teammates.

“Gerard Deulofeu has got sensational vision, which is very rare to see in a winger,” he added.

“To get into the one-on-one situation and to assist in the manner in which he did was fantastic, the weight of pass particularly. The goal was full of terrific quality.”

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