Everton legend Neville Southall has lended his backing to under-fire manager Roberto Martinez, saying he is allowed one bad season after such a promising first campaign, CaughtOffside reports.
The former goalkeeper still feels the Spanish tactician is a breath of fresh air after the ‘boring’ and ‘defensive’ football the club played under his predecessor David Moyes.
“What people have to remember is that under David Moyes, the football was boring,” he said. “It was defensive football really and people were crying out for a change. I was one of them. When Roberto came in it was a breath of fresh air because he went and attacked everyone.
“I don’t think for a minute Everton will go down. They will get through this season and it could be the best thing that’s ever happened to them. They have had a good season under Roberto and now a s*** season, so let’s see the real Everton. It could be real motivation for next season.”