Roberto Martinez explains on Everton’s Show why Futsal is so important

Futsal FocusEverton’s young players are the most skillful in the country – and it’s partly down to Roberto Martinez’s Finch Farm innovations.

The Blues’ Under-12s and Under-9s emerged victorious at a recent Premier League futsal tournament – and manager Martinez has explained why the sport has been introduced at the training ground as part of young players’ education.

“It develops your contact with the ball, it develops one-v-one situations and the skills you need to score goals. It’s very popular in South America and Spain and I think we’ve seen a lot of results so far.

“It’s important for a young player – that development with the football at your feet is essential.”

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Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez