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Martinez insists Mirallas is happy at Everton

Roberto Martinez has dismissed suggestions Everton forward Kevin Mirallas is unhappy at Goodison Park.

The 28-year-old has not started a league game for the Toffees since the opening-weekend draw with Watford and reports this week hinted he could look elsewhere for more regular football in order to boost his quest to make Belgium's Euro 2016 squad

Mirallas has not started a league game for the since the opening-weekend of the season. Credit: PA

"It couldn't be further from the truth," Martinez said of the notion Mirallas was unhappy.

"Kevin has been a very, very important player while I've been at the football club. The start of this season has been challenging for him because he had a couple of niggles then he had the sending-off so wasn't available for three games. But the way that he's been working in training has been very impressive.

"He's improved as a footballer and it's important for us that Kevin is fresher now going into the second half of the season and we'll get the benefit from that.

"Kevin Mirallas is a very, very important player for Everton - he knows that. What he needs now is to get playing time because the start of the season has been frustrating for him."


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