Everton boss Roberto Martinez has repeated his call for the club’s achievements to be assessed at the end of the season.
Martinez has rejected accusations his side are underachieving – the Toffees are 12th with 10 games left in the Premier League and were beaten in the Capital One Cup semi-finals.
Ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea at Goodison Park, Martinez said fans should not judge his side until the season has come to an end.
He told reporters: “I think when you want to assess what you have done in a season, you have to wait until the end of it.
“At that point, you can look into very specific details – how you have been on the ball, your attacking work, what you have done defensively, what you have done away from home, what you have done at home.
“You can go into every single detail – nowadays everything gets recorded and the stats are there.
“But, clearly, if you want to assess any season, you have to wait until the end.”