Martinez explains why his Everton team will never play like Leicester

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez isn’t a fan of Leicester's economical approach to football.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says he will never adopt an approach like Leicester City as he feels the organized, counter-attacking style has no long-term benefits, the Daily Mail report.

The Spaniard has come under increasing pressure this season following a number of disappointing results.

Everton currently find themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League table, some 31 points behind the tally achieved during Martinez’s debut season on Merseyside - a clear sign of regression. And the fans are getting restless.

With a leaky defence and a habit of conceding late goals, many have criticised Everton for having only one way of playing and suggesting their attacking principles are doing more harm than good.

When considering how consistent they were under former boss David Moyes, and the success achieved by league leaders Leicester this season, there is surely good reason to doubt Martinez’s philiosophy.

The former Wigan Athletic boss, however, states he will never change his principles, suggesting to the Daily Mail how the easy approach of organized, counter-attacking football has no prospect of long-term success (despite what Leicester have achieved over the last 15 months).

“We are not going to be a team that is just going to be solid, that keeps a clean sheet and waits for a chance to score. We have been built to take control of the game, to break teams down from open play. That is something I get a real joy from,” Everton's boss explained.

“The modern trend now in football is to work on being very organised and hitting teams on the counter. That is the easiest and most economical way of playing. You don't get hurt. I don't want to be like that. As a manager, I will never look away from the style I want.” Who wants to win the League, anyway!

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