Saturday, May 27, 2017

Martinez expects Coleman to miss three to four weeks

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 6 Jan 2016

3 Views

Roberto Martinez believes Seamus Coleman will be out for three to four weeks with a calf strain suffered in their 2-1 League Cup semi-final first-leg win over Manchester City.

Martinez’s men will take a slender advantage to the Etihad Stadium after Romelu Lukaku’s 78th-minute header ensured victory in Wednesday’s clash at Goodison Park.

Lukaku’s winner came after Ramiro Funes Mori’s opener had been cancelled out by Jesus Navas’ strike two minutes earlier and Everton hung on to win despite playing the closing stages with 10 men due to Coleman’s injury.

Midfielder Tom Cleverley was also forced off with a calf problem while Lukaku hurt his ankle in the act of scoring.

“Seamus Coleman’s injury is the most serious of the three. Cleverley had a calf problem that flared up at half-time,” Martinez told a post-match media conference.

“Rom will be assessed. I don’t know if he’ll be available for the weekend [FA Cup clash with Dagenham and Redbridge], but I don’t expect it to be too serious.”

Assessing his team’s performance, Martinez told Sky Sports: “The character we showed was incredible, the most pleasing aspect of the performance.

“For that period [with 10 men] to be able to manage the game, the reaction after conceding, was very pleasing.

“It means nothing. It is the first leg we had to win and now we prepare for a very interesting second leg.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top