Everton Happy With Representation In World Cup

Everton have a strong representation in the World Cup 2014 with several players from the squad that finished fifth in the table last season being involved in this competition. The large contingent of Everton players play for the England national team. After seeing their performances at this tournament, manager Roberto Martinez stated that he is happy that his team has a strong representation had such a big event. Players like Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines will be seen as the mainstay for the England defence over the next few years.

Everton also take care of England’s future by having provided midfielders like Ross Barkley, who has been spoken of as the next Steven Gerrard. They also have a defender, John Stones, this was the reserve centre back in case Roy Hodgson has to deal with more injuries than his 23 man squad could sustain. Roberto Martinez said that it is of great pride that Everton have such a strong representation at the World Cup especially in the England squad. Other Everton players will be involved include the likes of Tim Howard.
Despite the early exit from the tournament, Martinez believes that this England squad has shown a lot of promise and that they would be considered as potential title winners in a few years.

"From our point of view, we always pride ourselves on helping the England camp as much as we can in producing good youngsters and making as many available as possible. That will always be the case. It's always good to see players from Everton representing the national team and in the case of the youngsters, we're very excited about the ones we have. We're going to protect and develop John, Ross and the others underneath to fulfil their potential,” said Martinez. Everton qualified for the Europa league in the coming campaign.

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