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De Bruyne criticises Martinez's Belgium tactics

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by Goal.com100 hits

Kevin De Bruyne has criticised Belgium manager Roberto Martinez's tactics and urged him to "find a solution" to their struggles after Friday's 3-3 draw against Mexico. Belgium's six-game winning streak that saw them finish top of their World Cup qualifying group with a nine-point lead came to an end in the friendly with El Tri. With the likes of Manchester City star De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, R...Full Story »

Celtic 1 - 2 Bayern Munich: Javi Martinez strike sees Bayern Munich end Celtic's Champions League hopes

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by PA73 hits

Celtic exited the Champions League on their shields after a 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in a pulsating encounter at Parkhead. A costly moment of slack play in the 22nd minute allowed French star Kingsley Coman to open the scoring and blight an encouraging first-half performance by Brendan Rodgers' side. However, Celtic roared back after the break and Callum McGregor deservedly levelled in th...Full Story »

Barcelona want Inigo Martinez

Posted Friday, August 04, 2017 by Marca.com132 hits

The departure of Neymar is being widely discussed around the world, but Barcelona are pushing forward with their summer business as they look to sign Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez. New head coach Ernesto Valverde is clearly an admirer of the 26-year-old, and the former Athletic Club boss has reportedly made a direct request for Martinez's signing as he looks to further strengthen t...Full Story »

Oxford United vs Fleetwood Town - Toni Martinez and Conor McAleny return to Oxford squad

Posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by PA73 hits

Oxford will have loanees Toni Martinez and Conor McAleny back in their squad for their Sky Bet League One clash against third-placed Fleetwood. Martinez and McAleny were both cup-tied for the U's agonising Checkatrade Trophy final defeat against Coventry last weekend but the two strikers are set to feature. Fellow forward Kane Hemmings will hope to keep his place in the starting line-up while ...Full Story »

Oxford United vs Newcastle - Toni Martinez in line to make Oxford debut against Newcastle

Posted Saturday, January 28, 2017 by PA39 hits

Striker Toni Martinez could make his debut for Oxford in their FA Cup fourth-round clash with Newcastle. Martinez joined the club on loan from West Ham on Monday and is eligible to play in the competition. But boss Michael Appleton may well decide to stick with the team that beat Rochdale 4-0 in League One last weekend. Defenders Christian Ribeiro and Sam Long are back in training after lengt...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon 1 - 3 Real Sociedad: Inigo Martinez's free-kick highlights Real Sociedad's win at Sporting Gijon

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2016 by PA69 hits

Inigo Martinez scored a fabulous free-kick as Real Sociedad beat Sporting Gijon away to make it five wins in six LaLiga matches. Xabi Prieto put the visitors in front but Sporting went in level at the break through Duje Cop's strike. David Zurutuza restored Real's lead before Martinez stole the show with a wickedly curling left-foot shot which gave Sporting goalkeeper Pichu Cuellar no chance. ...Full Story »

Martinez: Lahm still has four years left in him

Posted Friday, November 18, 2016 by Foxsports.com99 hits

Javi Martinez believes FC Bayern München team-mate Philipp Lahm should forget about retiring and rather continue playing until 2020. Lahm has revealed that his current contract, which ends in 2018, will be his last. He also hinted that he could retire at the end of the 2016/17 season. However, Martinez doesn’t want the Bayern captain to hang up his boots. The 33-year-old remains as ...Full Story »

PSV Eindhoven vs Bayern Munich - Javi Martinez ruled out of Bayern Munich's trip to PSV Eindhoven

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2016 by PA66 hits

Javi Martinez will miss Bayern Munich's Champions League trip to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday. Bayern's record signing suffered a thigh injury during the first half of the 3-1 win over Augsburg, and the club confirmed on Sunday that the Spain defender is ruled out. Speaking to reporters after the game, Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti, said: "He wasn't feeling good. He felt something in his muscle and ...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez: Belgium have ‘the world at their feet’

Posted Friday, August 05, 2016 by theguardian.com84 hits

Roberto Martinez meets the Belgian press. Roberto Martinez said he feels that Belgium have “the world at their feet” as he takes charge of the national team. The former Everton, Swansea and Wigan manager was appointed on Wednesday to lead the Euro 2016 quarter-finalists in their qualifying campaign for the World Cup in Russia in two years’ time. "I felt this was a great oppo...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez appointed manager of Belgium

Posted Thursday, August 04, 2016 by Skysports.com137 hits

Roberto Martinez is Belgium's new manager Roberto Martinez has been appointed as the new manager of Belgium, succeeding Marc Wilmots in the role. Wilmots lost his job as Belgium boss after their failure to get beyond the quarter-finals at Euro 2016, with Wales defeating them 3-1 in the last eight. Marc Wilmots was sacked by Belgium after Euros Martinez has been out of work since being sacked...Full Story »

Martinez: Ancelotti wants direct football

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2016 by Foxsports.com94 hits

FC Bayern München utility man Javi Martinez says new coach Carlo Ancelotti has urged the side to play a more direct brand of football. Ancelotti's predecessor, Pep Guardiola, is known for his fluid style of football, whereby his teams play under the philosophy of trying to break down their opponents with movement and keeping possession of the ball. However, Martinez revealed that the form...Full Story »

Everton eye Koeman after Martinez departure: De Boer and Pellegrini under consideration

Posted Friday, May 13, 2016 by hits

Ronald Koeman took over the Southampton role when Mauricio Pochettino joined Tottenham Goodison Park officials are aware they face a battle to prise Koeman away from St Mary's, but he could be handed as much as £100m to spend this summer depending on the departure of players. Another Dutchman, Frank de Boer, pushed his credentials again to fill the vacancy after leaving Ajax today. They a...Full Story »

Everton 2 - 1 AFC Bournemouth: Leighton Baines gives Everton victory as Roberto Martinez protests gather pace

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2016 by PA36 hits

Left-back Leighton Baines' first goal since November 2014 secured Everton's first home league victory since early February but it was not enough to prevent growing opposition to Roberto Martinez's continued reign as manager. A plane flying the banner 'Roberto must go' was followed by a handful of fans in the Gwladys Street End holding up 'Martinez Out' signs and chanting 'Get out of our club' a...Full Story »

Everton vs AFC Bournemouth - Roberto Martinez gives youth a chance as season nears its end

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2016 by PA68 hits

Roberto Martinez plans to put his faith in youth as he fights for his future as Everton boss. Martinez knows some fans are calling for his head, with protests planned during's Saturday's visit of Bournemouth, but has yet to seek or receive any official backing from the board. Any further fall from the Toffees' current position of 11th in the Barclays Premier League table could seal the Spaniar...Full Story »

Under-fire Roberto Martinez: This is how my Everton reign should be judged

Posted Friday, April 29, 2016 by hits

Roberto Martinez reckons he should be judged on his entire Everton reign - not the last two months Martinez is under increasing pressure, with his team winless in seven matches after losing last Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final to Manchester United at Wembley. Chairman Bill Kenwright, new major shareholder Farhad Moshiri and director Jon Woods have been considering whether Martinez, who is c...Full Story »

Martinez accepts the blame for Everton's recent slump

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2016 by Goal.com77 hits

Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits the criticism against him during the side's slump has been justified as they prepare for their biggest game of the season. Martinez and Co. head to Wembley on Saturday for an FA Cup semi-final against Premier League counterparts Manchester United. However, Everton are coming off a 4-0 thumping at the hands of local rivals Liverpool and are winless in...Full Story »

Everton vs Manchester United - Martinez positive ahead of crucial FA Cup semi-final

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2016 by PA72 hits

Roberto Martinez insists he has faced more difficult times as a manager as he prepares for an FA Cup semi-final labelled make or break for his tenure at Everton. The growing anger among Toffees fans at the club's form reached a peak on Wednesday as Everton were trounced 4-0 by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. With their hopes of achieving anything significant in the league long since gone, t...Full Story »

Liverpool 4 - 0 Everton: Liverpool turn up the heat on Roberto Martinez with ruthless derby victory

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016 by PA80 hits

Liverpool added to the growing pressure on Everton manager Roberto Martinez with a 4-0 victory which was as embarrassing for the visitors as it was comfortable for the hosts in the 226th Merseyside derby. Defender Ramiro Funes Mori also added to the Spaniard's woes ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United with this fixture's 21st red card in the last 47 Premier League e...Full Story »

Martinez not daunted by trip to Anfield

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2016 by Foxsports.com49 hits

Ahead of Thursday night's Merseyside derby at Anfield, Everton boss Roberto Martinez says his team has little fear about playing away from home. The Spainiard used Borussia Dortmund's recent capitulation at Anfield as an example of what teams need to bear in mind when playing important matches away from home. "They were two minutes away from being disqualified from Europe," Martinez said of ...Full Story »

Everton 1-1 Southampton: Mane equaliser maintains pressure on Martinez

Posted Sunday, April 17, 2016 by Goal.com81 hits

The Toffees have now gone six Premier League games without a win, despite taking the lead through Ramiro Funes Mori, as Ronald Koeman's side grabbed a deserved point Everton failed to arrest their poor run of form at home as they once again let a lead slip, with Sadio Mane's goal earning a 1-1 Premier League draw for Southampton at Goodison Park. Roberto Martinez needed a victory to relieve ...Full Story »

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