Koeman: “players need to be more aggressive”

Ronald Koeman reckons his players are sometimes too nice and need to be more aggressive.

Idrissa Gueye conceded a penalty but still produced an impressive performance on his debut and Koeman has called on his players to follow his example.

Koeman: “He is a different player and he can bring that to the team and that’s the reason why we signed Idrissa for Everton because he is a different midfield player than most of them.

“But also the rest of players need to be more aggressive. It is sometimes too nice.

“Football is not what you do on the ball. Football is most of the time, how compact you play, how you run, how you react and sometimes it is too sloppy.

“He can bring that but we have to show the players what we want and that is still difficult because if you play three seasons on your guitar and then one day you need to play piano it is difficult because maybe it is not your quality but it is also a mental question.”

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