No bust up with Everton fan, insists under fire Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez

The Blues boss is under increasing pressure at Goodison Park after a disappointing campaign.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has insisted there was no confrontation with an unhappy supporter this week, in comments to the Mirror.

The Toffees boss is under increasing pressure at Goodison Park, with a second straight season of poor performances in the league.

His side currently sit 14th in the table and unlikely to finish in the top half, despite boasting arguably their best squad for a long time.

The recent game at Watford saw the fans turn against Martinez, as some held up banners calling for him to leave the club.

That escalated this week as a video on social media reportedly showed him in a confrontation with a fan at an under-21 game, although the Spaniard insists that was not the case.

"It was not exactly a confrontation," he told the Mirror. "I always want to know how the fans are feeling and always respect a fan who has a genuine interest in the club.

"The passion that every fan has is something that we share. Of course we are disappointed. We are as disappointed as the fans are and all we need to do is to stay close together."

At this point, Martinez’s future surely rests on how they fare in the FA Cup this season.

They can already look forward to an appearance at Wembley having secured their place in the semi-finals with an impressive win over Chelsea.

It will be a tough game to progress to the final though, with either West Ham United or Manchester United their opponents once their quarter-final tie is resolved this week.

 

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