Roberto Martinez insists he understands Everton fans' frustrations


Everton are currently in a disappointing 11th place in the Premier League table.

Roberto Martinez has told the Liverpool Echo that he understands the frustrations felt by Everton’s supporters.

The Toffees supporters have been left hugely concerned with the way their side’s season has gone, and Martinez has had to take the brunt of their frustrations.

Chants were made against Martinez at Everton’s latest match against Bournemouth, while banners were also made asking for the Spaniard to be sacked.

Even though Everton beat Bournemouth 2-1, Martinez’s position at Goodison Park is starting to appear untenable.

However, Martinez insists that he totally sympathises with Toffees’ supporters - and he has no issues with the fans who want him to lose his job.

“Being a manager is a lonely job and it has to be a lonely job. All I want is the best for Everton Football Club,” he said.

“It’s not about making safe decisions it’s about believing in what we have to do in order to progress and in order to reach where we want to get.

“Clearly we’ve had eight defeats at home, it’s a painful stat. Away from home we’re very strong and very consistent.

“I can understand the frustration of the fans. My job is to be lonely but also to try and prepare the team to win.”

Everton have made it into two cup semi-finals this season, but their poor performance in the Premier League has ultimately proved costly.

The Toffees went into the season with hopes of making it into the European qualification spaces, but they have failed threaten the top six.

Everton are currently in 11th place in England’s top flight, and their final three fixtures come against Leicester City, Sunderland and Norwich City.

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