Roberto Martinez revelled in Everton reaching the League Cup semi-finals, terming it “terrific” for their fans.
Roberto Martinez hailed Everton reaching the League Cup semi-final as “terrific” after their 2-0 win at Middlesbrough on Tuesday.
Superb first-half objectives from in-form duo Gerard Deulofeu and Romelu Lukaku earned the victory in the Riverside Stadium that booked (vist (buy cheap Fifa coins) www.afifacoin.com) Everton’s location in the final four.
That delighted their manager, who felt the triumph was a reward for the travelling hordes.
Martinez told Sky Sports: “It was all about getting towards the semi-finals. The fans came in massive numbers and it’s terrific for our football (vist www.afifacoin.com) club.”
Everton boss Martinez was frustrated on Saturday when his side let a two-goal lead slip at AFC Bournemouth, before conceding an injury-time leveller just after Ross Barkley created it 3-2 moments earlier.
He was, for that reason, delighted to see those lessons discovered at Middlesbrough, who couldn’t break by means of just after the visitors’ two early goals.
“We knew we had to become very mature and handle the game,” the Spaniard added. “I thought we did that truly effectively, specifically immediately after the weekend.
“We showed we learnt a lot in the weekend. Middlesbrough are an extremely, very superior group and they defended truly well. Our two goals have been exceptional pieces of quality.
“That is by no means something to take for granted. Most pleasing, even though, was to keep the clean sheet right after going 2-0 up.”