London - Everton summer recruit Ramiro Funes Mori is ready
to fill the void left by injured captain Phil Jagielka, manager Roberto
Martinez has said.
The Toffees have kept all their three Premier League clean
sheets while Jagielka was playing, however, the England international will be
out for two months after suffering a knee injury in the Saturday's 2-1 loss to
Everton have failed to keep a clean sheet in the five
appearances Funes Mori has made for the club but Martinez feels the Argentine
is ready to grab his opportunity.
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"That's why you have a strong squad and everyone is
working well to help the team. When you get suspensions and injuries, that's
when it opens an opportunity for someone else," Martinez told the club's
"Ramiro has been adapting himself to the British game
really well and it has been a very natural process.
"To play in the Merseyside derby in the way he did,
being able to see him adapting to the game at West Bromwich Albion, playing in
the League Cup (at Reading) and connecting the way he did with John Stones
against Arsenal after Jagielka's injury, it has been very impressive.
"He's ready to enjoy playing in the Premier
Everton will look to get back to winning ways after
suffering back-to-back defeats, against Manchester United and Arsenal, in the
league when they welcome Sunderland on Sunday.For
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