Under-fire Everton boss Roberto Martinez is determined to turn his side’s fortunes around after a 2-0 defeat against Hull City saw them lose their fourth Premier League match in a row and heaped further pressure on the embattled Spaniard.
“We need to work as hard as we can. Yes we have some injuries, but we have the talent that we used so well last season,” Martinez said.
“We know what we can achieve. We started well and once we conceded the goal the confidence dropped enormously. We need to find solutions internally. The quicker we get back to winning, the quicker we’ll get rid of that low confidence.
“This is a challenging time but we need to look forward to the second half of the season. But clearly the performance today after letting the goal in was not up to the standards we expect. There’s no panic but we’re not happy.
“As a football club we can never accept the run of results that we’ve had. We’re a football club that will find solutions and we’ll try to bounce back straight away.”
Goals from Ahmed Elmohamady and former Toffees striker Nikica Jelavic were enough to give Steve Bruce’s Hull side the victory, which sees them rise to 15th in the table, two points below Everton in 13th place.
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