Thursday, 21st November, 2013

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is more concerned about his side picking up points rather than racking up statistics worthy of praise.

The Spaniard's Toffees side have been saluted for extremely impressive possession and ball retention statistics, as the departure of David Moyes to take over at Manchester United has hardly been felt.


But Martinez wants to continue accumulating points rather than statistics and explained via his club's official site: "We don't perform to get good stats.

"We do so to get stronger and better, to have a better understanding of how we are going to win football games.


"I do feel we are on the right path for that."

And the former Wigan manager feels the statistics can at least give an indication that the train is moving in the right direction.

"You look at the statistics and try to make sure you keep the good ones for the long-term."

Everton will be tested on Saturday when rivals Liverpool visit Goodison Park for the Merseyside derby.

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