Roberto Martinez has told the Liverpool Echo that Everton’s start to the season has 'excited' him.
Everton’s excellent start to the new term has led to suggestions that they could qualify for Europe this term, and Martinez admits that his side have a big opportunity over the next six months.
“We are very much excited,” Martinez said.
“What we’ve done in 13 games is shown clear signs of what we can achieve in this league.
“You get to know the opposition and the strong partnerships in our team.
“You get young players that are gaining very strong levels of maturity, we are finding out a lot about our group.
“But the reality is we need to push ourselves and there’s a clear opportunity over the next six months to be excited by the potential of this group of players.”
Martinez is not the only person excited by Everton’s current squad, with optimism high around Goodison Park at the moment.
The Toffees had a disappointing campaign last time out, but they have been much improved so far this season, where their attacking class has shone through.
Everton possess some of the most dangerous offensive players in the Premier League – with Romelu Lukaku, Gerard Deulofeu and Ross Barkley all in scintillating form.
What’s more, Everton also have one of the youngest squads in England’s top flight, and if all of their prospects continue to progress at their current rate, then the Toffees’ future looks to be bright.