Martinez takes the positives from tough draw

, 1 January, 0comments  |  Jump to most recent
Roberto Martinez was clearly disappointed at dropping two points from today's clash with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium but he was pleased to see his team battle back to earn a draw.

Victories for Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool increased the pressure in the chase for a top-four finish and Martinez was mindful of the danger of dropping points, albeit it from a venue where only Norwich City have won this season.

"We feel disappointed in terms of we see it as dropping two points today," the Spaniard said after the game.

"But as you know in football, we knew that Stoke have got a very good record at home.

"They are unbeaten in the last six (league games prior to Wednesday's clash), they won their last two, and we knew it was going to difficult, especially if you don't get that early goal or the first goal.

"But given the circumstances, when you get an equaliser that late and you've got two balls cleared off the line, you feel maybe it's not going to be your day.

"When you still get a positive result away from home, you have to take it and move forward."


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