Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has admitted that he finds it easier working under current manager Roberto Martinez to previous boss David Moyes.
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Everton are seventh, four points behind leaders Arsenal, and Mirallas feels that he is thriving under the new manager thanks to a language connection -- as they both speak Spanish.
The 26-year-old is fluent in the language as his father is from Spain, and so can communicate freely with Martinez, who replaced Manchester United-bound David Moyes at Goodison Park in June.
"The major change for me is the language because I speak Spanish," Mirallas, brought to Everton by Moyes from Olympiacos in August 2012, told the Daily Mail.
"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. I feel I am more consistent now and I am playing better and better.”