Martinez Happy With Everton’s Defensive Display

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Everton manager, Roberto Martinez has revealed he is glad with the way his men defended against Tottenham.

Everton welcomed pressure from Tottenham in the first half, but they had to fight from behind, with Dele Alli getting the equaliser.

And Everton could have won it all in the second half, only for Lloris to keep them at bay.

Martinez’s side had conceded seven goals in their previous two home league games, but the Spaniard was thrilled with the defending on show against Spurs.

“We’ve been a little bit lightweight in the way we’ve defended our box, but I think today was an incredible change in the way we defended. It was a really good platform for our performance,” he told Sky Sports.

“They had a lot of the ball, but never really found their key players – Erik Lamela, Harry Kane, they didn’t have much play and I think that’s down to our defensive organisation.

“In the second half we grew into it. We changed the shape a little bit, brought in some different personnel and it gave us a real lift.

“It was a terrific game of football, but with a little bit more focus in that final pass we could’ve taken advantage of a couple of opportunities we had.”

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