Roberto Martinez vows to fight on after Everton's loss at Sunderland
By Jack Wilkinson
Last Updated: 12/05/16 1:54pm
Roberto Martinez has vowed to bring the "winning feeling" back to Everton after relegation-threatened Sunderland inflicted another defeat on the Toffees.
Having succumbed to Premier League champions Leicester on Saturday, the Toffees produced a similarly abject performance as Sunderland sealed their top-flight status with a comprehensive 3-0 victory.
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When asked whether pressure was getting to his underperforming team, Martinez, who praised his side's intent, voiced his concern as Everton lost for the fourth time in their last five games
"We need to win football games, when you don't do that (pressure) is normal," he told Sky Sports.
"You cannot be happy with not winning football games. I'm pleased with the effort and the intent of the players.
"What we have to do now is in front of us, we have the game against Norwich and we want to make sure we get a performance that gives us a good feeling to finish the season off."
Everton end their disappointing Premier League campaign at home to Norwich - who were relegated as a result of Sunderland's victory - on Sunday.
Martinez's future at Goodison Park has been under pressure by sections of the Everton support, some of whom unveiled a "Martinez Out" banner in the away end at the Stadium of Light.
But the Spaniard revealed his sights were focused solely on ending the Toffees' recent poor run with a morale-boosting final-day victory.
"We are a team and we lost a game today and what we want now is to get the winning feeling," he added.
"As a team we will do that and we will try to finish the season as strong as we can."
Asked whether he thought he feared for his job, Martinez replied: "That is not really a question," before politely ending the interview with Sky Sports' Patrick Davison.