Injury worries mount for Martinez

21 Apr

Roberto Martinez has serious selection worries going into the FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester United on Saturday.


Everton: Injury worries mount for Martinez Everton: Injury worries mount for Martinez

A disastrous evening at Anfield was further compounded by the loss of midfielder Gareth Barry with a groin injury on the night he made a record-equalling 571st Premier League start.

The midfielder is now doubtful for the weekend, joining Phil Jagielka and Seamus Coleman on the injury list, and John Stones also left the field with stomach cramps, while defender Ramiro Funes Mori is suspended after his sending off on Wednesday.

Martinez must now attempt to rally his side for the weekend trip to Wembley.

He said: “Nobody deserved to experience that. I don’t think any fans deserved it, any players – nobody representing Everton.

“But the reality is that’s football and we have to move on quickly and repay our fans with a proper performance and a proper showing in the FA Cup semi-final.”

Meanwhile Martinez was unwilling to answer questions on his own future at his post-match press conference.

“That is not my focus,” he said. “My focus is to make sure we prepare properly for the game on Saturday.”

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