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'We won't underestimate Burnley' says Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez says Burnley are a better team than their Premier League position suggests.

The Lancastrians remain second from bottom of the table without a victory in eight games and on Sunday welcome the Toffees to Turf Moor.

However, Everton boss Martinez does not think four points and four goals reflect a proper return for their efforts.

Martinez said: "It's a huge challenge because I saw Burnley play a lot during last season and they are a really strong unit.

"I think they play as a team, they know each other really well, they've got really good energy.

“I think the start they had in the Premier League has already given them very good experiences and I know it's going to be really tough to face them on Sunday.

"It's difficult to describe the job that manager Sean Dyche has done. Going into a team that had no expectations to get promoted and all of a sudden they played a very dynamic and exciting brand of football that gave them promotion.

"They've been able to play eye to eye against any team that they've faced already. They got a good draw against Manchester United at home and Sunderland.

"You're going to get defeats in this league but they never stop competing. They got a really important point against Leicester showing that mentality and togetherness.

"We know we'll have to be at our best and we don't underestimate how difficult it's going to be."

Watch Burnley's clash with Everton live as part of Super Sunday on Sky Sports 1 HD from 12:30pm.


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