What The Papers Say - 21 March
Martinez, Kendall and Kilbane all in Friday's press summary.
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Roberto Martinez features prominently in Friday’s newspapers after the Blues boss spoke to the media at his pre-match press conference yesterday morning.
Martinez played down the speculation surrounding Seamus Coleman and has told the Liverpool Echo he has no concerns that the speculation will impact upon the Republic of Ireland international’s performances.
The Blues boss also tells the same paper that Steven Pienaar could be out for up to three weeks, but he is hopeful Bryan Oviedo will be fit to play in the World Cup as he continues to recover from a broken leg.
In his column in the Echo, Howard Kendall warns that a patient approach will be needed to overcome Swansea on Saturday afternoon.
Nationally, Martinez has told the Daily Mirror, The Times and The Guardian that Everton can continue competing with the big names in English football.
And in the Daily Telegraph, former Blue Kevin Kilbane has been speaking to Henry Winter about how the Club offered support when his daughter, Elsie, was born with Down’s Syndrome 10 years ago.