Sylvain Distin responds when asked whether he fell out with Roberto Martinez at Everton

Sylvain Distin left Everton to join Bournemouth last summer.

Bournemouth defender Sylvain Distin has told TalkSPORT that he has no regrets about his time at Everton.

Distin publicly hit out at Martinez towards the back end of his time at Everton (Daily Mail) due to his lack of playing time.

However, when asked whether the rumours that his relationship with the Spaniard had broken down, the French centre-back remained coy.

“[On reports of a fallout with Martinez] That’s between me and him,” he said. “I’ve never been the type of guy to go and speak about my situation to anyone and I dealt with it the way I had to and I have no regrets.”

Distin ended up leaving Everton last summer, and he went on to join Bournemouth.

Since the experienced defender’s departure, the Toffees have struggled to find a settled backline, and they have conceded far too regularly this season.

Everton’s failure to keep oppositions sides out has plagued their campaign, with the Merseyside club currently sitting in 11th place in the Premier League table.

Martinez is now under serious pressure, with a number of supporters calling for him to be sacked, and Distin says that the frustrations around Goodison Park are perfectly understandable.

“It’s down to results I guess - if the results aren’t as good as his first season I don’t think people would complain,” the 38-year-old added. “But the second season wasn’t good. There was a lot of change and expectation this season and the results weren’t good.

“We’ll see at some point the manager and the players get under pressure it’s completely normal.”

According to the Daily Mirror, Martinez will have at least one more game in charge at Everton, but it remains uncertain whether he will be in charge for next season. 

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