Saturday 21 November 2015 19:32, UK
Roberto Martinez has praised Everton's young contingent after a crushing 4-0 victory over Aston Villa at Goodison Park.
Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley both scored doubles and the Belgian striker became only the fifth player in Premier League history to score 50 goals before his 23rd birthday.
The victory sent the Toffees into seventh place in the Premier League table and Martinez was quick to heap praise on his young squad.
"Probably as a player you develop experience so to have so many young players or inexperienced players, they showed incredible concentration levels. That was very pleasing," said Martinez.
"I thought as a young team, that we are, the young players showed a fantastic degree of understanding in that respect."
The former Wigan boss reserved praise for Barkley and defender John Stones, both of whom he said had a refreshing attitude, and said a bright start was crucial for his side following the international break.
"I think we all agree that he [Barkley] is a special talent and a young career as you mention is quite exciting," added Martinez.
"What I love about Ross is just his passion for the game, it's very rare. In a new generation of footballers it is very rare to see a player like Ross Barkley or John Stones who are in love with playing the game.
He added: "It is difficult to get back into the rhythm of your game in the first 10-15 minutes of the game and I thought we did that really well," he said.
"I think today it was the start that we had that allowed us to have that control on the first half. I think we are getting stronger."
Martinez, whose side beat Sunderland 6-2 in their previous home outing, added: "I was delighted in the manner we played today - how we carried on the attacking threat from the Sunderland game, but also, more importantly, what we did off the ball and keeping a clean sheet. That was probably the key.
"Two games at home now with 10 goals from open play is quite remarkable - the talent we have we have going forward.
"But then more impressively was the manner in which we kept Aston Villa very quiet today and got a very good clean sheet."