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Roberto Martinez important for Everton, insists Joel Robles

The Blues boss is under increasing pressure at Goodison Park.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is important for the club, goalkeeper Joel Robles has insisted to the club’s official website.

The Spanish boss is under increasing pressure at Goodison Park after a second successive disappointing campaign with the club.

They are currently 11th in the table and unlikely to finish in the top ten, a position far below where many believe a squad of their ability should be.

The blame has been firmly put on Martinez, with many Everton fans now calling for a change in management at the club.

Robles, though, has insisted that his current boss is important for the club labeling him as a top manager.

“For me, it’s important that I help my team and I will work every day to keep the number one spot,” he told evertonfc.com.

“This is why the manager is so important for this club. For my career and for the team, Roberto Martinez is important.

"His job as manager is not easy but, for me, yes, Roberto Martinez is important. He’s intelligent and, for this club, he is perfect. He is a top manager.”

It is fair to say that many Everton fans do not share Robles’ feelings regarding Martinez at present.

The Goodison Park faithful have very must lost faith in the Spaniard, with some electing to display Martinez out banners in some of the clubs recent games.

The calls for his exit only intensified following the FA Cup semi-final loss to Manchester United last weekend, with many believing that was the last opportunity to prove he had a future at the club.

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