Everton defender Cuco Martina starting to change opinions

Everton's English manager Sam Allardyce looks on during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on...

Everton defender Cuco Martina has been earning praise over recent weeks.

Cuco Martina of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Swansea City at Goodison Park on December 18, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

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.

Martina’s attitude has now been given praise from Everton fans, who have been quick to criticise him this term.

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.

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