Everton boss Roberto Martinez targets winning end

Everton boss Roberto Martinez

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Roberto Martinez admits Everton need to get that winning feeling back and finish their campaign on a high after suffering a disappointing 3-0 defeat away at Sunderland on Wednesday.

The Toffees have endured a miserable time in the Premier League and the latest loss at the Stadium of Light was their 13th this term, leaving the club languishing down in 12th place.

Patrick van Aanholt’s free-kick, along with a double from Lamine Kone, was enough to secure all three points for the Blacks Cats and keep them in the top flight – relegating Newcastle United and Norwich City in the process.

It was another poor display from Everton and, with just one victory recorded from the last 10 league outings, the pressure is firmly on the shoulders of the Spanish manager.

Martinez is being tipped by many to get the sack before the final day of the season on Sunday and speculation intensified even more on Thursday with reported target Frank de Boer leaving his post as Ajax boss.

The Merseyside club did manage to reach the FA Cup semi-final this year, where they were knocked out by Manchester United in the dying moments, but that run is not enough to cloud over the poor league form.

However, Martinez remains in bullish mood and insists the players must produce the goods when they play host to relegated Norwich on Sunday.

He said: “We have one more game to get the winning feeling and perform in a manner in which we can get the three points and end the season better.”

Everton are 1.91 favourites to pick up a win at Goodison Park, a draw is priced at 3.60 while the Canaries are 3.75 outsiders in their last game before dropping to the Championship.

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