Saying that he had never been so proud of a group in his entire career, Roberto Martinez has today praised what he calls the “incredible underachievement” of his Everton team.
Speaking after disappointing Premier League display, the Spaniard congratulated his players for their unerring ability to snatch failure from the jaws of success.
“We work very hard on the training pitch and as soon as we come into a competitive setting it all falls apart. All I can do is commend these athletes for the spectacular fashion in which they have performed well below their ability,” said the former Wigan Athletic coach, adding that while he knew the squad wasn’t perfect, he’s been pleasantly surprised by just how convincingly it had capitulated throughout the season.
“Players all around the world underachieve every day but this group is special. They do it more consistently than any other side and I, as a manager, can only try to facilitate that and nurture it further.”
At press time, Martinez took time out to lavish praise on disease and death, describing them as wonderful additions to the world which he is very proud of.
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