Roberto Martinez insists thereÂ´s no other game in world football that can compare to the Merseyside Derby as he prepares Everton to host Liverpool at Goodison Park on Saturday
Martinez: “IÂ´ve heard many stories and I know that the derby on Merseyside is quite unique and special, so I donÂ´t think it should be compared to any other in world football,”
“It is a massive game. First and foremost it is a glamorous game.
“It is one of those games that is followed worldwide and the significance, the history, the passion is all reflected in the game, but I think this one is even more important.
“ItÂ´s got the footballing significance because both teams are in the top six, both teams had a very strong start to the season and then youÂ´re looking at the derby itself as an important game.
“All in all, as good as a game of football can get.”
Martinez was linked with the managerÂ´s job at Liverpool prior to Brendan RodgersÂ´ appointment, but revealed he had no regrets over not moving to Anfield.
“There is no time to look back,” he continued. “The reality is that IÂ´m so proud and honoured to be the manager of Everton and really excited to experience the Merseyside derby.
“Things happen for a reason. Everything is meant to happen.
“All that matters is what happens and what the future brings.”