The Europa League fixtures has been drawn out and Everton’s Roberto Martinez is happy with the upcoming matches that his squad will have to face which according to him it has benefited his players due to the home advantage of having to kick-off the campaign at their home ground in Goodison Park and also finishing their last match at home as well.
Roberto Martinez wrote on Everton’s official website: “The last game is at home and I’m really, really pleased with that. Starting and finishing at home, I think we can use our crowd and Goodison to good effect and to our advantage, because it’s a really challenging and testing group’’
The Spanish manager continued on telling the media that he was happy about who his opponents turned out to be with Everton having to play against: Lille, Wolfsbburg and the Russian side FC Krasnodar.
“Wolfsburg has got a really good side, really experienced players and will be a really good test for us. Lille pushed Porto very hard in their Champions League qualifier. And so you’re talking about two teams with real Champions League potential. Then, Krasnodar have been the surprising team, if you like, beating Real Sociedad over two legs’’
The squad of Roberto Martinez has been boosted now with the addition of Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto’o to the team. Lukaku arrived to the Premier League club with a hefty fee of €28 million and the Belgium attacker is expected to turn into the main attacking powerhouse for Everton meanwhile Samuel Eto’o signed a 2 year long loan contract.
Lukaku had no place at Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea player after Diego Costa arrived to the team of Jose Mourinho and has made an immediate impact. Andre Schurrle along with Diego Costa will be the primary offensive players for Mourinho which is why he decided to sell Lukaku and Fernando Torres.