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Mirallas happy with Martinez effect

Last Updated: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:42
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Belgium international Kevin Mirallas has revealed he is benefiting from the fact that his new manager Robert Martinez is Spanish.

The winger, who is enjoying his most productive spell at the club, speaks Spanish and can therefore understand his current boss perhaps a little easier than he did the last one.

Martinez plays the game with a more open style and the winger is certainly enjoying that approach, and he netted his first goal of the season in the win over Hull at the weekend.

"The major change for me is the language change because I speak Spanish," said Mirallas. "For me it is better, although I was very happy playing under David Moyes because he is a good manager, but Roberto is different because the Spanish style of playing football is different.

"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.

"Every day I have spoken with him and it's helped my confidence.

"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.

"I feel I am more consistent now. I play better and better. The first game I was not so good and felt tired but now my body is excellent and everything is okay."

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