“We want to beat Manchester City” claims Roberto Martinez
Everton manager wants to fight for three points at Goodison Park on Saturday
May 2nd, 2014
Roberto Martinez has had a wonderful first season at Everton, with the Toffees set to narrowly miss out on fourth place in the Premier League, although the Spaniard has engineered some fine performances and victories over the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United (home and away).
Everton’s final home game of the season takes place on Saturday where Manchester City arrive at Goodison Park hoping to stay in pole position as far as the title race is concerned. However, Martinez is adamant that his team won’t be taking it easy, even if a home win or a draw would lead to Liverpool being back in charge of their own destiny.
“The values we have as a football club mean we would never contemplate not to give our all in a game, especially when we have so much to fight for.
“I don’t think there is any doubt about the integrity of our football club towards the league, we are a club who want to win every single game.
“They are precious points for us and we can’t really afford not to give everything we have got for every point we have got left.
“If that adds some spice in the twists and turns of the title race so be it.
“As to helping other teams, that is not the way we do our work. It is not as if we are coming out on the pitch to do anyone a favour.
“We are focusing on trying to win for ourselves and have real high standards in every game we go into representing our club.
“The fans are the first ones who want to come to Goodison to enjoy and be proud of the team.
“It is important we are as good as we can be as we are facing a phenomenal football team and I think the fans understand that.”