The ever optimistic Roberto Martinez is already happy that Everton have got something out of warm weather training in Qatar.
Even half way through the week's trip a few things have been ironed out.
Roberto said: "The welcome from the people in Qatar has been phenomenal and the facilities are terrific at the Aspire Academy.
"We have had a few Everton fans come to the sessions and it has given us a feeling of home.
"We are working in the best facilities you can imagine and we can stay outside for hours because the weather is always what you want it to be.
"We are spending more time together. The benefits are very clear.
"It is important now that as we are getting into the key months of the season, especially with our Europa League tie and the games coming up, we are working hard.
"Certain groups in the squad will need more specific work but our work has been more high intensity.
"We are feeling the benefits of being out there because the sessions give longer preparation for the players.
"It is like a pre-season within a season and we have got a lot of high intensity into our work but we are not treating all players in the same way.
"Certain players are working more than others because of the amount of games they have played this season.
"The facilities here are second to none and they have really helped towards our work."
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