Martins wary of Toffees task
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Obafemi Martins knows it will be hard for Newcastle to secure a win against Everton.
Obafemi Martins knows it will be hard for Newcastle United to get back to winning ways against Everton.
The Magpies slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in midweek following an impressive win at West Ham last weekend.
Newcastle take on high-flying Everton on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 2, and Martins knows David Moyes' side will be a tough nut to crack.
"We know Everton have yet to lose and they could be hard to break down," explained Martins.
"But I would love to score my first goal at St James' Park against Everton. It would make me very happy to get it.
"Everton have a good team, but we know regardless or not of whether I score, the team needs to win, so that is what the first aim is."
Martins goes up against Nigeria international team-mate Joseph Yobo and the former Internazionale ace knows it will a bruising encounter.
"For me, playing against Joseph will be like a war. He is a very tough opponent to play against," he concluded.