Martinez Key To Besic Switch
Bosnia star says Blues boss was big factor in his move.
Muhamed Besic says Roberto Martinez was the main reason he joined Everton.
The Bosnian starred in the World Cup and was subsequently linked to a number of top clubs.
But once he met Martinez he was convinced there was only one destination for him.
He told evertontv: “The most important reason why I signed for Everton was Roberto Martinez – I think he is a fantastic coach.
“I know Everton is a really traditional club and the supporters are fantastic here. I think it is the biggest step for me after leaving Hungary.”
Besic’s combative performances in Brazil received plenty of acclaim and the player himself is convinced he’s well-equipped to thrive in England.
“I think my style is suited to playing in the Premier League and I think this is the best league in the world,” he said.
“It will be difficult for me because we have fantastic players, but I think with the help of the coach, I will do my best. The World Cup was really important and I think the most important game for me was the Argentina game. I think I did a good job and many clubs were looking, including Mr Martinez.
“I can play anywhere [in defence or midfield], but I think I will play as a central midfielder for Everton.
“I enjoy playing in midfield because I get to see a lot of the ball and I think it is my best position.”