FIX THE DEFENCE AND LEARN FROM MISTAKES
Martinez’s open, expansive football is a joy to watch but as a consequence his team’s ship goals… and lots of them!
During four seasons with Wigan, Martinez conceded 275 goals, that’s just under 69 goals a campaign. Scandalous.
The theme has continued with Everton – we conceded three against Bournemouth, three against Leicester, four against Stoke. You simply can’t win football matches with such a vast number in the ‘goals against’ column but Martinez doesn’t seem to acknowledge this.
Bobby must find a happy medium between the attack flourishing and the defence doing its job.
Scoring one goal and winning is better than scoring three but drawing. That’s obvious but still nothing has been done to tighten up at the back.
Employing a defensive coach or changing tactics – clearly something needs to be done.