Martinez more tactical than Moyes, says Everton midfielder Barkley

The 20-year-old says both coaches adopt a hands-on approach during training but added that the Spaniard’s arrival at Goodison Park has boosted confidence

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley claims that current boss Roberto Martinez is “more tactical” than predecessor David Moyes.

The latter is under pressure to improve Manchester United’s performances following an inconsistent campaign, while Goal reported on Wednesday that Ryan Giggs is being touted as a potential replacement before the season finishes if results fail to improve.

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Barkley claims both Moyes and Martinez adopt a hands-on approach during training but believes the Spaniard places more emphasis on tactics – and has therefore boosted the squad’s confidence.

“Roberto Martinez has come in and given everyone confidence,” the England international told Match of the Day Magazine.

“He’s a positive man and doesn’t say anything negative. I’m an Evertonian so I want the club to be up at the top end of the table and it’s great to be a part of it.

“He’s similar to David Moyes as they both like to take over the training session and be the main man.

“But Martinez is more tactical. We do a lot more tactical work which is good for me because I’m young and still learning.”

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