Everton boss Roberto Martinez hoping for quick turnaround

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Boss Roberto Martinez insists Everton need to bounce back against Manchester United in their FA Cup semi-final clash following an embarrassing defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday.

The Toffees, 4.00 to win the FA Cup, were humiliated at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s side ran riot to put Martinez under more pressure after a difficult few weeks.

Goals from Divock Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho ensured the Reds secured all three points but they were helped by Ramiro Funes Mori’s red card in the second-half.

Wednesday’s defeat leaves Everton 11th in the Premier League table and Martinez is reportedly fighting for his job.

A defeat to the Red Devils at Wembley this weekend could see him leave the club, but the former Wigan boss is focused on the task at hand.

The Spaniard has challenged his men to bounce back after admitting they were woeful against their neighbours.

“It was a horrible, horrible showing,” he told Sky Sports. “It started with the best intentions but then very close to half-time (there was) an inability to do the basics right and do the things you have to do in any performance.

“It’s such a huge game for us it doesn’t need much motivation. Obviously we’re still hurting and we will be hurting for a long, long time but obviously we need to react really, really quickly and prepare for the game on Saturday because it’s the only way we can get rid of this feeling.

“We know we’re one step away from the (FA Cup) final and that’s the only thing that can bring satisfaction to our fans. That’s the only thing we’re going to concentrate on.”

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