WE WANTED THAT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SPOT - MARTINEZ

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After a match that left his team dry and hanging, Everton manager Roberto Martinez, could not hide his disappointment after a 3-2 home loss to Manchester City. The loss ensured they could no longer pip Arsenal to fourth place in the league. Barkley opened scoring for the Toffees with a stunning strike, before Aguero levelled for Manuelo Pellegrini’s side. Edin Dzeko helped himself to a brace, before Romelu Lukaku headed in Everton’s second. Martinez was however keen to shrug off the disappointment and continue next season in the Europa League. “There are mixed emotions. Overall it has been a tremendous season,” he told Sky Sports.

“Today’s game showed the belief that we have and there is a lot to be excited about for the future. We have taken real strides forward and the football has been outstanding.“Everyone is a little bit down because we wanted to finish the season with a real fight for the Champions League spots, but you cannot be too disappointed. “If we can get into Europe it will be a magnificent achievement.” You have to give credit to Martinez, he transformed an average team into arguably one of the top teams in the league in less than a year. Great work from him. 

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