Last Updated: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:15
Phil Jagielka says pre-season has been "drastically different" under Roberto Martinez as Everton adapt to life after David Moyes.
Everton are preparing for the new campaign without Moyes in charge for the first time in 12 years following his exit to take over at Manchester United earlier this summer.
Defender Jagielka admits working under a new manager in Martinez has brought different challenges as the squad slowly adapt to the Italian coach's methods.
He told the club's website: "It's been drastically different to what we've done before but it's been enjoyable. It's been a lot more training with the balls and a lot more concentration required - and that sometimes isn't the easiest thing when you're tired. It's been tough but pre-season is always tough."
The Blues kicked off their summer friendlies with a 2-1 defeat to Austria Vienna on Sunday and Jagielka says the result is not important at this stage of pre-season.
"Sunday's result wasn't exactly what we wanted but we can still look at a few positives and this can put us in good stead for the next few weeks," he added.
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