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Martinez - Leicester an inspiration, but Everton won't copy them

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Roberto has no plans to deviate from his current tactics

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Roberto Martinez insists he won't try to imitate the tactics of Leicester City despite their shock Premier League title triumph.

The Foxes won their first top flight title on Monday when Tottenham failed to beat Chelsea, with Claudio Ranieri's side preparing to collect the trophy after Saturday's against Everton.

The heart of Leicester's success this year has been their ability to get the ball forward quickly, utilising the pace of Jamie Vardy and skill of Riyad Mahrez.

They regularly concede more possession to their opponents and are near the bottom of the league for passing accuracy, but that hasn't stopped them moving seven points clear at the top of the table with two games left.

In contrast Everton regularly enjoy more of the ball than their rivals, but their failure to do anything with it is the chief reason why they are languishing in the bottom half of the table.

When asked whether he would consider altering his tactics to try and mimic Leicester's success, Martinez was fairly predictable in his answer.

"I don’t think clubs work at what others are doing, you have your own structure, plan and process.

"Everyone will have an opinion, but I just see it as an inspirational example, to be celebrated. You haven’t seen a story like Leicester in the Premier League."

Martinez also cast doubt on whether Leicester's success truly signalled a momentum shift in the Premier League away from the likes of Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea, whose success was fueled largely by financial dominance.

"It’s an interesting debate. It’s an incredible achievement. You can see it as the exception, or as something that changes the landscape. It's too early to say.

"It’s a great inspiration for any team sport, to dream high. But you need to be realistic. It won’t be repeated easily."