Everton 'Mr Nice' Defends Kinnear

29 September 2013 02:23
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has defended Newcastle United's close-season transfer dealings . even though Joe Kinnear didn't make a single signing.

Roberto Martinez: "As I've mentioned many, many times, the transfer window 'circus' allows people to have perceptions of teams that are wrong.

"They made their business early with the loan of Remy and after that they didn't sign anyone.

"It seemed from the outside that they didn't do good business, but the reality is the squad has been strong since January.

"They made a lot of good signings and that group of players are settled.

"I see a really good balance between experience and organisation, but then a real threat with the likes of Remy, (Papiss) Cisse, (Hatem) Ben Arfa, (Yohan) Cabaye.

"You're talking about top, top footballers who are in a good moment in their careers and full internationals.

"You take away the Manchester City game and they've been performing at a very, very good level, so it would be foolish for anyone to underestimate the potential of this Newcastle side."

Source: Newcastle United Mad