Roberto Martinez says that his Everton team should be wary of the threat

Roberto Martinez says that his Everton team should be wary of the threat posed by a West Ham ahead of the league encounter between the two teams.

West Ham have been one of the surprise packages of the 2015-16 season after making an incredible start under new manager SlavenBilic. After flirting with relegation during the time of Sam Allardyce, they are now fighting for a top four spot. Six wins from the opening 11 games have taken made them competitors for this position. They have already secured some impressive wins against Chelsea and Manchester City.

Everton have so far been able to resist any advances from Chelsea

Everton have so far been able to resist any advances from Chelsea for the defender John Stones, but the Merseyside outfit are aware that it will be very difficult to keep the player amidst interest from the reigning Premier league champions.

If they are to keep him at Goodison Park, then they would need all the help possible and it has come in the form of Gareth Barry. The former Aston Villa midfielder claims that Stones has the best possible of developing into a great player at Everton rather than at Chelsea where he is likely to be on the bench more often than not.

Gareth Barry has promised a much better performance from Everton

Former England international Gareth Barry has promised a much better performance from Everton next season, but he has admitted that the club need to strengthen in a couple of areas in order to do so.

One of the club’s primary requirements according to Barry is a playmaker who can supply the ammunition necessary for Romelu Lukaku to convert. The former Chelsea man was signed permanently for a club record fee of almost £ 30 million, but he has failed to convince in his first permanent season at the club. Martinez has backed Lukaku to become one of the best strikers in the world.

Gareth Barry says Everton should consider lot before moving to City

Former Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry says that his Everton teammate Ross Barkley should consider a lot of aspects before making a move to big clubs like City.

It is widely anticipated that City will make an offer for the England international in the summer. Barkley is regarded as one of the top English talents and City are keen to recruit more English players in their squad due to the homegrown players rule. Names such as James Milner and Joe Hart are contributing to this quota right now, butMilner future is under doubt amidst offers from top European leagues.

Gareth Barry wants Club to avoid any Relegation

Everton midfielder Gareth Barry says that it is vital that the club avoid relegation at any cost before they start thinking about other targets like winning the Europa League.

Everton are the last English team left in the Europa League this year after the likes of Liverpool were knocked out in the last 16 round. Since the winners of this competition are granted direct entry into the Champions League next season, it has boosted the importance of the competition immensely. Everton are taking it very seriously to win a trophy this season and they are targeting Europa league success.

Roberto Martinez assures return of Barry soon

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that midfielder Gareth Barry is unlikely to miss several months of action.

The former Manchester City midfielder, who signed for the club on a permanent basis in the summer, had to be taken off within the first 20 minutes during the recent 1-1 draw against Sunderland. It was heavily speculated that Barry faced several months on the sidelines because of a broken leg. Martinez has given a major boost to Everton fans by saying that Barry is only going to miss the next few weeks of action.

Martinez Surprised with Gareth Barry's not in Squad

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that he is extremely surprised by the fact that midfielder Gareth Barry has not been called up for the England national team. The former Aston Villa and Manchester City midfielder made the move to Goodison Park permanent in the summer. He has been in fine form for the Merseyside club, but even after the retirement of established internationals like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, he has not been included in the recent squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers. It is thought that England boss Roy Hodgson favours a more youthful squad.

Everton Sign Barry On A Permanent Basis

Everton recently made the signing of Gareth Barry into a permanent one after the former Manchester City player impressed in his loan spell last season. The player has reportedly not cost much, as Everton have paid only around £ 2 million for his services. The experience of the 33-year-old will be a crucial factor behind Everton challenging for the top four this campaign. The club have spent huge amounts of money on players like Romelu Lukaku in a bid to push for a Champions League place. Barry was instrumental in the club’s fifth-place finish last season.

Spurs Stadium Set For 2018

The new Tottenham Stadium should be ready for the summer of 2017-18. Till then, the Spurs were expected to continue playing at their current home ground i.e. the White Hart Lane.

Even in the last season, the reports had come through that despite the heavy construction work to be done near the White Hart Lane, the Spurs are keen not to change it as their home venue in 2016-17.

Kenwright Works Harder To keep Barry

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has claimed that the club are working extremely hard in order to ensure that the loans spells of players like Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry do not end their stay at the club. Lukaku and Barry returned to Chelsea and Manchester city respectively after the end of the 12 month loan spell at Everton. However, manager Roberto Martinez has been speaking throughout last season that he would like to keep both players on a permanent basis. They have been a huge influence in the dressing room and on the pitch.