Everton manager Roberto Martinez doesn’t think the arrival of Iranian investor Farhad Moshiri adds any pressure on his position, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The Catalonian has come under immense scrutiny this season, with many Evertonians unimpressed by the Blues’ home form and general underachievement this season.
But even with the arrival of Moshiri and the promise of new investment, Martinez doesn’t feel any extra burden:
I don’t think you need a new investor for that.
We are in the Premier League, it is the most ruthless league in world football and we all know that.
Fortunately I have got seven years of experience in this league and I know what it takes.
When I look at the players and the team that we have and it is a really strong squad. We can’t wait to get good wins, good performances and build something special.”
The Goodison faithful were understandably angered by Everton’s abysmal second-half collapse against West Ham, with many questioning the logic of bringing on Oumar Niasse for Aaron Lennon.
But Martinez didn’t share the frustrations voiced by the fans:
I thought tactically we were outstanding.
If you look at the way we got set up in the second half, we were the better side and I think we showed an incredible tactical understanding and character.
If you defend so well for 78 minutes, Gareth Barry came on with his experience and knowhow and then we conceded the third goal.
Saturday’s defeat was the seventh Everton have suffered at home in the league this season.
Martinez’s predecessor, David Moyes, suffered eight home defeats in the last three seasons of his Goodison Park reign, and the former Wigan Athletic boss knows this is unacceptable:
Seven defeats at home is not good enough,”
That is where we feel so hard done by because you look at the attitude of the players, the talent of the players and the desire of wanting to please our fans at Goodison is incredible.
With the seven defeats we can analyse every single one and, apart from Manchester United, in every one we performed in an incredible manner and deserved a lot more.
Are we good enough? Do we do things right enough? The away form tells us that we do.
It is just we need to make sure we find a way to change the little bit of a difference between performing well and not getting the wins at home.
I felt the fans were very instrumental in the way they helped us with 10 men. We felt on top of the world, we are very close but we are not where we should be because of the defeats at home.”