Tim: We'll Get It Right
Goalkeeper excited by Club's new direction.
Tim Howard has revealed how Everton's players have bought wholeheartedly into the style of play manager Roberto Martinez wants to adopt - now he says it's up to them to get it right for the fans.
Howard was speaking after Saturday's frustrating goalless draw with West Bromwich Albion.
The Blues bossed the entire game against Steve Clarke's side but couldn't carve out the goal their dominance deserved.
Marouane Fellaini hit the post late on, while Seamus Coleman was another to strike the woodwork.
And though Kevin Mirallas and Nikica Jelavic also passed up good opportunities, Howard insists he saw plenty to assure him the Club is moving in a positive direction.
“There is a cultural change needed and it doesn’t happen overnight," he said. "It has to kind of slowly build its way. The manager has come in and had to convince 20 players – now we have to convince 40,000 fans.
“But it is a good style, we have all bought into it and we have a strong belief."
Howard also said there was no way Everton's players would lose the never-say-die attitude that has long been their trademark, adding: “It will inevitably take time but we have the type of guys who can do it. He [Martinez] is encouraging us, when the ball turns over, to win it back and start from the front like Barcelona.
“We are implementing a passing style of game which is really good but in our blood there is that fire and I think that will always be there.”
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