Roberto Martinez can finally breathe easy

Roberto Martinez can finally breathe easy as his side has shrugged off the fear of relegation.

A win versus Newcastle could not have come at a better time for Everton as it enabled them to move northwards to the 14th position in the top division points table.

They have created quite a bit of gap between themselves and the bottom three teams now.

With 31 points, they are quite safe for the time being.

And, now that the monkey is off their back, they might well start to play with a bit of freedom and pull off a few more positive results.

The Toffees had looked a bit timid playing at home thus far this winter.

But, after beating Dynamo Kiev the other day in Europe, they sort of carried that winning spirit to the Newcastle game and put together a real clinical act.

Also, Newcastle being one man short because of the sending off of their skipper was a bit of a help for Everton.

But, even if that red card incident had not happened, the hosts were on their way having had the lead of 2-0 already.

Martinez was also of the view that the Kiev win really helped the team. Continue reading “Roberto Martinez can finally breathe easy”

Juventus poor Form in League continues

Juventus have been suffering from poor form in the league over the last few weeks. This has allowed Roma to close the gap on the reigning champions, but Juventus are keen to get the second consecutive league victory after several weeks when they take on Hellas Verona in front of their own supporters.

Juventus thrashed their next league opponents 6-1 in the Coppa Italia only a few days ago, but manager Massimiliano Allegri reckons that the opposition will be much more stronger to beat in the league match. Juventus have a two-point advantage over second placed Roma, although they have a game in hand. Continue reading “Juventus poor Form in League continues”