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Still more to come from Everton, says Distin

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Distin has been in great form this year. (©GettyImages)
Distin has been in great form this year. (©GettyImages).

Everton defender Sylvain Distin believes there is more to come from his side when the players get used to the management methods of Roberto Martinez.

Martinez arrived from Wigan in the summer and Everton have just lost once in the first 10 games of this season's Premier League.

The Toffees currently find themselves seventh in the table, just one point adrift of second-placed Chelsea, but Everton's French defender thinks there's more to come from the side who drew against Tottenham at Goodison Park on Sunday.

"All the players are different but it is nice to see - (Martinez) is always very positive and honest
as well," Distin, who has played every minute of Everton's Premier League campaign so far this season, told the club's official website.

"To be honest, it was the same with the previous manager (David Moyes). That is the mentality of the club, it has always been very positive.

"The fans have always been very demanding, the players as well. That is just how it is here and, even if we get results, we are still adapting to the new style of the manager, the new philosophy of playing."

Despite Everton's good start to the season, Distin insists they will not rest on their laurels but will continue to improve under their new manager.

"We have had good results but nobody feels: 'That's it, we understand everything'. We don't. We are still adapting.

"It takes a bit of time. It is very early, even if we had gone second it wouldn't change anything. It is a very long season but we are still up there. We are enjoying it."

Next up for the Toffees is a trip to relegation candidates Crystal Palace, where Roberto Martinez will surely be after the three points. The Selhurst Park outfit are without a manager after the departure of Ian Holloway last week and, although they may have ex-Fulham boss Chris Coleman in charge come Saturday, will remain hot favourites to lose the match.

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