Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his Everton side has turned a corner after registering a first win in nine attempts on Saturday.
Romelu Lukaku‘s 2nd minute goal against Crystal Palace was enough to secure a much needed three points for the Toffees, especially with matches against Liverpool and Chelsea on the horizon, and Martinez stated that today’s professional performance would go a long way to improving confidence levels amongst his first team squad.
“It was more than relief – it was real satisfaction,” he said.
“Our last two performances in the league had been very good but we didn’t get the three points. Today we felt that we had to be perfect to do that. We were against a team full of confidence who were scoring goals at ease.
“Our performance was very professional with a strong intent from the beginning to win the game. We scored the goal early and the hardest thing in football is to hold on to that lead for so long in a place like this.
“We were tested and had to defend our box well. We carried a good threat and maybe we should have scored a second goal, but overall we defended with a lot of concentration and that made for a very pleasing performance.
“We have a really responsible group of players that are true ambassadors of Everton.