Leighton Baines: Everton are a "work in progress" under Roberto Martinez

Baines: Everton a
© PA Photos
Everton defender Leighton Baines admits that the club are a "work in progress" under new manager Roberto Martinez.

Leighton Baines has admitted that it might take time before Everton adjust to their new playing style under Roberto Martinez.

The Blues' first match under the Spaniard ended in defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by Austria Vienna on Sunday.

Baines feels that the new approach, with Martinez at the helm, will need work before the club start to see the right results.

"It's a work in progress at the moment [and] there's a change in style of play and the way that we're going to play this year," Baines told the club's official website.

"We've got to start to adapt now to the way the manager wants us to play so that's what [Sunday] was about.

"We were a little bit behind with Vienna being ready to start their season. We're just starting our pre-season so there's a little difference in that. I thought it was a good workout in the end and something good to start off on."

Baines was voted Everton's Player of the Year last season and has been a target for Manchester United this summer.

Galatasaray forward Didier Drogba during his side's match aginst Schalke on February 20, 2013
Read Next:
8am Transfer Talk Update: Drogba, Osvaldo, Eriksen
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account