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Martinez claims Irons one of two best teams

roberto-martinezEverton  boss  Roberto Martinez expects the Irons to maintain their great early season form and mount a serious top five finishing position..

And according to him the biggest strength of this West Ham side is that “they play with an incredible belief and confidence.”

He said: ” To get those results, away from home, it’s very impressive. You have new players, a new manager coming in having them playing a very different way, it’s going to be a terrific challenge.

“You look at the amount of points they have already – clearly they are a team that are going to be challenging to finish in the top five positions in the league. It’s how impressive they’ve been.

“We’re going to make sure that we are ready to face them. In my eyes, with Leicester, they’ve been the most impressive side this season.”


“We all want to finish that period (ahead of the international break) strongly. We see the West Ham game as one of the games of the season for many reasons. The best reason to highlight is that Leicester and West Ham have been the best teams in the opening campaign.

“Clearly we want to be at our best against a team that is in form, a team that has surprised many opposing teams.”

Bryan Oviedo will miss the trip with a hamstring strain while England international Leighton Baines’ return from an ankle injury will come in a behind-closed-doors friendly during the international break.


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One comment on “Martinez claims Irons one of two best teams

  1. Why are Man City and Arsenal at the top if Leicester and us are the top teams this year ?
    I like The man but he must stop blowing smoke up are backsides,
    We need to take are cup form against them into this game and not give away sloppy goals in the last ten minutes

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