Reports are out claiming that Everton manager Roberto Martinez has reserved special praise for midfield veteran Leon Osman.
The 33-year old England international made his 400th appearances for the Toffees in their 2-1 win over West Ham United on Saturday and marked the special occasion with a winner in the 73rd minute in front of adoring fans at Goodison Park.
After the match, Martinez spoke highly of Osman who got the jump on the Hammers defence to provide the winning goal on a very special day for Toffees youth academy product.
“He was marshalling the back four and dictating the play so the last player you expect on a counter-attack was Leon Osman,” said Martinez.
“It is a reflection of what he is as a footballer and it was a fitting goal.
“He is a great ambassador for our football club.”
Osman’s goal came after Romelu Lukaku netted on 26 minutes in controversial circumstances before the Hammers hit back through Mauro Zarate ten minutes into the second half.