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What The Papers Say - 11 August


The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

Monday’s Liverpool Echo contains reaction to Everton’s friendly against SC Paderborn.

Youngster Chris Long scored a fine goal in the 3-1 defeat – and he has told the paper he wants to follow teammates Ross Barkley and John Stones by featuring for the first-team on a more regular basis.

Roberto Martinez has also been speaking in the Echo, explaining that the Blues need to sharpen up over the next week to ensure they make a strong start to the season.

Words from Martinez also feature in the Daily Express. The Blues boss says that he and all the players are now ‘looking forward to getting back to league football’.

In the Daily Mail, Muhamed Besic, who joined the Toffees from Ferencváros this summer, is mentioned in the ’10 hidden gems ready to sparkle’ feature. The article features quotes from Martinez who has been impressed with the way the Bosnia midfielder has settled into life at Goodison Park.

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