Everton manager Roberto Martinez claims he is unfazed by fan unrest

Roberto Martinez Press Conference Smiling

Roberto Martinez has failed to live up to expectations in his time at Goodson Park.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has answered his critics defiantly, telling Sky Sports he is unfazed by apparent supporter unrest at the club, and that he will do everything within his power to turn things around.

"They know that I will give my life to achieve a winning team, and everything we do is to make them proud so I have no problems with their discontent," he said. "Since day one, I am extremely proud and honoured to be the manager at Everton and I accept that the fans are not going to be happy with the team losing."

The former Wigan Athletic manager has overseen a difficult season with the Blues, and they are currently placed 14th in the league, 13 points behind West Ham United in the race for the Europa League spots. 

Martinez has managed to guide his side to the FA Cup semi-final, but many fans still cannot accept a club of their stature and financial outlay languishing in such a lowly Premier league position, and the Spaniard understands how they feel.

"They know that I will give my life to achieve a winning team, and everything we do is to make them proud so I have no problems with their discontent," Martinez added. "Football is an emotional game. I would not expect anyone to be happy with poor standards, and losing three games in the league, in my eyes, is very, very poor standards."

The Merseyside club have collected just four points from the last 18 available - an alarming run of for, with Wembley and an FA Cup semi-final against West Ham or Manchester United on the horizon.

There is a strong sense that Martinez's future will depend heavily on his success in the FA Cup, with victory essential to appease the restless Goodison faithful.

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