Martinez Can't Wait For Pre-Season
Boss looking forward to working with his players.
Roberto Martinez can’t wait for pre-season to start so he can begin work with the Everton squad.
The players will report back to Finch Farm at the start of July in preparation for the 2013/14 Premier League campaign which begins on Saturday 17 August.
Everton have so far confirmed friendlies against Austria Vienna, Accrington Stanley and Blackburn Rovers in the build-up to the new campaign.
Martinez will also take his team to the United States to play three matches – one of which is against Italian champions Juventus – in the International Champions Cup.
“I am very much looking forward to working with this group of players as they achieved great levels last campaign and that is something that gives us a great platform to start from in pre-season,” Martinez told evertontv.
“That’s important, that the players are here and they will get a little bit of help with the new signings and all together, we can work from where we are now, so that [pre-season] is something that gives you a very good starting point.
“As a manager you can never be satisfied until you are with your players and the team working on the training ground and until then you are just waiting to get started.
“I’m very much looking forward to getting the next few weeks out of the way as quick as we can.”
Martinez also admits that his appetite to start work was whetted further after spending time acquainting himself with the Club’s staff and the state-of-the-art setup at Finch Farm.
“Seeing the facilities always provides a feeling of satisfaction - as I’ve said before as the club has an incredible platform,” added Martinez.
“Then you start meeting the people within the facilities and you get a real sense of real joy in the place. I am really looking forward to getting started with the players.
“Everyone at the football club has made me very welcome and that makes it easy to get a real feeling between all of us and develop a real good working mentality and a good standard of daily work.”