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Everton manager Roberto Martinez enjoying life at the other end

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has reached this stage of the season embroiled in a relegation battle in each of the last four years, but he insists the fact his focus has now flipped to the other end of the table makes no difference.

After staving off relegation in three of the past four years at Wigan, the Spaniard moved to Goodison Park in the summer and has guided the club to the brink of Champions League qualification. A point at Sunderland today would move them above Arsenal into fourth place.

"In every season, whatever you are playing for, it comes down to the final points you are playing for: whether it is for staying in the league, making the top four or winning the title it is exactly the same," he said.

"It is being able to focus on the game itself, understanding the intensity and the focus you need in every action.

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