Under-pressure Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he sympathises with the club’s supporters but has vowed to improve the team’s current run of poor form.
The Toffees are currently 14th in the Premier League standings after picking up just one point from their last four top-flight matches.
That point came in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Watford and fans showed their discontent at the club’s poor form during that match, as they booed the team at the final whistle and unveiled a ‘Martinez Out’ banner at Vicarage Road.
Martinez admits he understands the fans’ frustrations, but he insists he remains extremely proud to manage the Goodison Park outfit.
He told reporters: “Since day one, I am extremely proud and honoured to be the manager at Everton and I accept that the fans are not going to be happy with the team losing.”
The 42-year-old reiterated he is a doing all he can to improve the club’s current form, as the Toffees’ only victory in their last six league games came against bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa.
He said: “They know that I will give my life to achieve a winning team, and everything we do is to make them proud so I have no problems with their discontent.”
The Merseyside club do have an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to later this month and they can go a long way to appeasing their supporters by securing victory in their next league match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday.
Everton are available at 2.50 to secure an overdue three points in south London, while the Eagles are on offer at 2.88 and the draw is priced at 3.25.