Everton fans have praised Cuco Martina’s attitude, after his performance against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Martina has faced a great deal of criticism this season, with his displays often falling short of the standard required.
However, the former Southampton man, who has been forced to play out of position at left-back, has never shirked responsibility.
Indeed, Martina helped Everton to a 3-1 win over Palace, and his passionate celebrations were spotted on camera.
Just look at Martina.. He's been asked to play out of position all season, and he's just got on with his job, not complained. The amount of criticism he has got is unwarranted, gives his all every game which is a lot more than Schneiderlin does.— Everton Central (@EvertonCentral_) February 12, 2018
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Martina’s attitude has now been given praise from Everton fans, who have been quick to criticise him this term.
He's a professional. Unlike Schneiderlin.— Brian Banana (@Brian_ban) February 12, 2018
Very true, I have nothing against him, he’s just not a Left back or a very good right back & will be out when Baines is back, but like you say gives 100% & should be applauded for it.— Leon Cummings (@LeonCummings1) February 12, 2018
The problem isn't with Cuco. He's not very good but he gives his all.— Smithy (@ijjysmith) February 12, 2018
The problem is we should never be in a position where we have to play a not very good right back at left back for 3/4s of a season.
It's utter lunacy.
To be fair I think he's improving all the time in that unfamiliar position. Probably helps because fans are starting to appreciate him more & now applauding more than they're booing him. I love it when a player shuts the boo boys up!— PetaPiper (@PiperPeta) February 13, 2018
Totally agree , he’s a better Right Back than Kenny as well yet gets slaughtered by Evertonians as he’s not a scouser— Harvey Cullen (@harvey_cullen) February 12, 2018
Had his best game in an Everton shirt on Saturday— Liam Marshall (@LiamMarshall91) February 12, 2018
No matter your thoughts on his ability one thing you can say is he’s never hidden— Stephen (@StephenMcCue13) February 12, 2018
Nobody can knock any player that is picked by manager and gives 100% any blame falls at the feet of the manger for picking him— Baz (@BazHogg) February 12, 2018
Martina looks likely to drop out of Everton’s team when Leighton Baines is fit again, but for the time being he has a role to play.
Sam Allardyce clearly prefers the summer signing to Luke Garbutt, who is his other option at left-back.
Everton are next in action in two weekends’ time, when they take on Watford at Vicarage Road.