Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has admitted his communication with new manager Roberto Martinez is better than it was with former boss David Moyes.
The Belgian forward hailed Martinez's start to life at Goodison Park and has highlighted that the Spaniard has improved his game as well. Mirallas scored his first goal of the season during Everton's 2-1 win over Hull at the weekend, and was quick to praise his new boss.
"The major change for me is the language change because I speak Spanish," said Mirallas, after opening his account for the season on Saturday.
"It's easier because I speak Spanish with him and I understand better. The Spanish style of football is my type of football and with Roberto it is very different."
The Belgian international, brought to the club from Olympiacos by Moyes in August 2012, also suggested that the style of play Martinez is instilling at Goodison Park is allowing him to thrive as a player.
"It's better because under David Moyes I was not as free but now I am on the line (out wide) more under Roberto - it's different but that's what Roberto wants me to do."
"Every day I have spoken with him and it's helped my confidence. I feel I am more consistent now and I am playing better and better."
After a solid start to the season, Everton are currently seventh in the Premier League and sit four points behind leaders Arsenal. Mirallas has echoed the optimism that seems to be surrounding the club in the early stages of the campaign.
"The ambition for the club this season is to reach the Champions League," he said.
"It is a long campaign and it can be difficult to finish in the top four, but maybe it is possible for us to do it."
In stark contrast to Martinez's fortunes, former boss David Moyes has endured a torrid start to life in his new position at Manchester United.
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