Disappointing Everton focused to beat Manchester United in today’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Roberto Martinez, who saw his side getting thrashed 4-0 at the hands of local rivals Liverpool, admits the criticism he has received during the side’s slump has been justified as they prepare to beat Manchester United in today’s FA Cup semi-final and give the fans something to cherish, and a first trophy since 1995 will surely turn around a disappointing campaign.
“My position as a manager is always questioned,” Martinez said.
“As a manager, you are always three defeats from being questioned. I don’t think that has changed.
“Sometimes it’s in a public manner, and it is highlighted more and there are different circumstances, but the position of the manager is never guaranteed. I don’t think any manager expects that.
“When you lose games, the criticism is justified. I have to accept it and I need to be responsible.”
Martinez was brought to Goodison Park in the summer of 2013 to help Everton get into the top four, but the team currently sits 11th in the PL standings.
Supporters have called for the manager to leave, as they feel three trophyless seasons and just 60 wins in 139 matches with a squad that boasts talented players like Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirralas, John Stones and Ross Barkley, is underwhelming.
One supporter also ran onto the pitch in an attempt to confront Martinez during last Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Southampton at Goodison Park.