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Marco Silva Bemoans “Lack Of Focus”

Marco Silva has admitted Everton didn’t deserve anything more than a 3-1 defeat at Bournemouth, lamenting a lack of focus.

Marco Silva: “It’s a disappointing result, of course. We didn’t deserve more after the mistakes.

“We conceded the three goals so easy. I don’t want to take away the credit from Bournemouth but it was our fault. We had good offensive moments in the game but the way we conceded the goals made a big impact.

“We reacted well to their first goal. We started the second half doing what we planned, creating dangerous chances around their box but then they scored from one mistake from a set piece and were clinical.

“We have to become again that solid team that we were towards the end of last season and at the start of the season when we had 10 clean sheets in 13 games. We created chances and should have scored more but when you defend like that you are not going to win the game.

“It was a lack of focus. We addressed these type of moments last season. We were solid at the start of this season and we need to be more solid again. It’s something we must address as fast as we can. We’ve been a solid team before and I don’t see any reasons why we can’t be again.

“Last season we improved our away form from the season before but we want to do better than that. We created problems for them, created spaces but conceding goals like that makes you lose confidence.”

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  1. Hard too make a wrong step and make a bad touch when you’re literally just standing there in your own half knocking 2 yard balls sideways.

    Delph did and didn’t pass it forward any more than Schneiderlin did relative to the touches he got. But he screamed and swore at his teammates, so it’s okay that he knocked the ball in his own net. I don’t like the guy either, but he was good and not the problem.

  2. Dear heavens, the team was completely dominant in the second half. Bournemouth had literally 2 chances, both of which were due to terrible individual mistakes. Marco put them all in a GREAT position to succeed and they didn’t. You can argue not playing DCL, but he scored. You can argue Davies, but Morgan Schneiderlin barely took a wrong step all day – think he literally didn’t have a single bad touch, nor did he get dispossessed once. Against a counter attacking team, I don’t want Davies in there giving the ball away. The players have to do better. Iwobi has a bazillion chances today. Digne’s crossing was terrible and he had chance after chance. Sigurdsson did nothing and probably needs to sit. But the 20 minutes starting the second half was as good as we’ve looked all year, with the possible exception of the first 20 against Villa where Marco had us set up PERFECTLY until once again, individual error.

    Honestly, the talent just isn’t better than 7th and is still pretty weak in the midfield, more like bottom third. Marco isn’t perfect, but he ain’t the problem.

    Hard too make a wrong step and make a bad touch when you’re literally just standing there in your own half knocking 2 yard balls sideways.

  3. Marco talks more rubbish then Sam and Martinez ever did.

    He’s not even close to reaching Martinez levels of delusion. Marco doesn’t tell lies in interviews or press conferences like Martinez did, but he doesn’t take personal responsibility for anything (which was a Fat Sam trait) which can be very annoying.

    I would like him to listen to him explain why he starts Calvert-Lewin, why he seems to have excommunicated players like Tosun and even Davies, his thoughts on why total zonal marking is the superior defensive system for set-plays in his mind etc. – if he came out and explained himself then I might understand better or even agree with him.

    Of course, a lot of this is also due to the appalling standards of journalism never asking any pertinent questions.

  4. Marco talks more rubbish then Sam and Martinez ever did.

    I beg to differ : Martinez on Niasse.

    "We’re very pleased to bring Oumar because we’ve been tracking him for a long time," said Niasse’s new manager.

    "He is going bring something completely different from anything of our attacking players. He had a real desire to join us, he has incredible hunger and will fit into our dressing room."

    "He’s not back-up for anyone, he’s got his own ability, his own conditions, he is someone who can stretch defenders, he can cope with the physicality of the Premier league straight away.

    "We need to get him back to full fitness as quick as we can.
    "If you look at the amount of assists rather than the goals he scores he is a striker that can fit in different formations."

  5. The players will focus on the next game, win at home, then receive a load of praise on social media, and straight away go back to having the cigars and deckchairs out going into the next away game. It’s the same cycle all the time.
  6. Charisma is not the same as character. No Everton manager in my living memory.. 200 years has ever had charisma. Brian Clough had it, can’t really think of another.

    Its only September why are we worried about Charismas – thats not until December?

  7. It was individual errors that cost us yesterday, but that’s due to a lack of resilience. We’ve been losing nearly all of our away games for years, and we need a mentally strong character as coach to turn it around, not a whinger who stares at the floor feeling sorry for himself. I hate the gurning idiot over the park, but what do you think he would have done after that 2nd goal went in? He would have jumped on to the touchline and started yelling and gesticulating at the players to put a better shift in.
  8. Marco should focus on his own lack of focus, sitting in the dugout with a hangdog expression and his head down whilst things are going tits up on the pitch.
    If he feels that some of his players lack focus then it is his job to address the issue, personally I am more concerned with the lack of bottle displayed by some players.
  9. Dear heavens, the team was completely dominant in the second half. Bournemouth had literally 2 chances, both of which were due to terrible individual mistakes. Marco put them all in a GREAT position to succeed and they didn’t. You can argue not playing DCL, but he scored. You can argue Davies, but Morgan Schneiderlin barely took a wrong step all day – think he literally didn’t have a single bad touch, nor did he get dispossessed once. Against a counter attacking team, I don’t want Davies in there giving the ball away. The players have to do better. Iwobi has a bazillion chances today. Digne’s crossing was terrible and he had chance after chance. Sigurdsson did nothing and probably needs to sit. But the 20 minutes starting the second half was as good as we’ve looked all year, with the possible exception of the first 20 against Villa where Marco had us set up PERFECTLY until once again, individual error.

    Honestly, the talent just isn’t better than 7th and is still pretty weak in the midfield, more like bottom third. Marco isn’t perfect, but he ain’t the problem.

    Oh great.

    Another we won the passing post.

  10. maybe if we actually tried 442 away and actually went at teams it would be a bit different

    eddie howe is a known blue watches us every week he would be the one manager i’d surprise a tactic on

    We’re wide open enough as it is nevermind playing 442. We need the third body in midfield away from home.

  11. Dear heavens, the team was completely dominant in the second half. Bournemouth had literally 2 chances, both of which were due to terrible individual mistakes. Marco put them all in a GREAT position to succeed and they didn’t. You can argue not playing DCL, but he scored. You can argue Davies, but Morgan Schneiderlin barely took a wrong step all day – think he literally didn’t have a single bad touch, nor did he get dispossessed once. Against a counter attacking team, I don’t want Davies in there giving the ball away. The players have to do better. Iwobi has a bazillion chances today. Digne’s crossing was terrible and he had chance after chance. Sigurdsson did nothing and probably needs to sit. But the 20 minutes starting the second half was as good as we’ve looked all year, with the possible exception of the first 20 against Villa where Marco had us set up PERFECTLY until once again, individual error.

    Honestly, the talent just isn’t better than 7th and is still pretty weak in the midfield, more like bottom third. Marco isn’t perfect, but he ain’t the problem.

    We weren’t, not one bit. Having possession and arse farting around with it does not equal dominance

  12. Dear heavens, the team was completely dominant in the second half. Bournemouth had literally 2 chances, both of which were due to terrible individual mistakes. Marco put them all in a GREAT position to succeed and they didn’t. You can argue not playing DCL, but he scored. You can argue Davies, but Morgan Schneiderlin barely took a wrong step all day – think he literally didn’t have a single bad touch, nor did he get dispossessed once. Against a counter attacking team, I don’t want Davies in there giving the ball away. The players have to do better. Iwobi has a bazillion chances today. Digne’s crossing was terrible and he had chance after chance. Sigurdsson did nothing and probably needs to sit. But the 20 minutes starting the second half was as good as we’ve looked all year, with the possible exception of the first 20 against Villa where Marco had us set up PERFECTLY until once again, individual error.

    Honestly, the talent just isn’t better than 7th and is still pretty weak in the midfield, more like bottom third. Marco isn’t perfect, but he ain’t the problem.

  13. Bournemouth, for one. The team that just beat us today.

    Bournemouth have as many as us I believe. Lerma, King, Billing, Ake, Fraser, Wilson, Mepham, Surman. We’ve got Richy, Digne, Iwobi, Mina, Keane, Coleman, Siggy, JPG, Pickford, not sure who else. Kean a couple times, but you could say that for Wilson and others, too.

  14. Its your job to get them motivated and focused so get it effing sorted. On your second season now and the only sort of consistency we see from you and the team is consistently inconsistent and frustrating as hell. Getting hard to even bring myself to watch an Everton game already and we are only 5 games into this season ffs.
  15. maybe if we actually tried 442 away and actually went at teams it would be a bit different

    eddie howe is a known blue watches us every week he would be the one manager i’d surprise a tactic on

  16. Bernard and kean are two of the most attacking players we have so I like the way our manager keeps them on the bench until the final 20 mins of games. Very sporting to give our opponents a chance like that.
  17. Kids in a classroom get distracted and can’t focus these are grown men on massive wages maybe that is the problem with modern footballers the distraction is they don’t really give a sh!t
  18. Be nice to see us try a new formation for a change, feels like we’ve done the whole 451 thing for about 20 years

    Exactly mate. The way we are set up away from home has not worked….the results show that. So why on earth continue with the same formation and personnel away from home that us failing? He is either clueless or too stubborn to adapt. But he better do, as he’s getting himself the sack if our away form continues as it is.

  19. Charisma is not the same as character. No Everton manager in my living memory.. 200 years has ever had charisma. Brian Clough had it, can’t really think of another.

    How ever you want to dress it up… A card board cut out would motivate these team better than Silva.

  20. Bully bemoans the lack of any charisma and energy from the current Everton Manager.

    He’s the most boring Everton Manager I think I’ve ever known.

    Even Mike Walker and The Gravy Man had charisma.

    Charisma is not the same as character. No Everton manager in my living memory.. 200 years has ever had charisma. Brian Clough had it, can’t really think of another.

  21. Bully bemoans the lack of any charisma and energy from the current Everton Manager.

    He’s the most boring Everton Manager I think I’ve ever known.

    Even Mike Walker and The Gravy Man had charisma.

  22. One thing I cant stand is his sending on of 3 forward subs when the team is behind late on.

    It looks terrible and desperate.

    It’s one of my main issues with silva. His substitutions are generally awful. Like today, they were desperate, but tactically he has shown time and time again, he is unable to change a system with the right substitutions.

  23. THAT’S YOUR FN JOB! TO GET THE PLAYERS TO FOCUS!

    I don’t care how they look in training in the slightest, if they are a joke on the pitch then it is on him to see that and not choose them.

    This exactly.
    Don’t sit there on the bench like a spare part, then moan about it afterwards. Sort it out or do one

  24. Be nice to see us try a new formation for a change, feels like we’ve done the whole 451 thing for about 20 years
  25. Not really on in my book when you scored a ridiculous OG at a crucial point. Without being harsh, he went a long way to ensuring we lost today.

    He’s right to have a go at everyone but his number 1 priority should be himself and he was rank bad today.

    He said everyone.

  26. I would say that Marco Silva needs to make the team focus.

    We have a decent squad, but they’re not properly motivated. And then add injuries to Gbamin and Gomes…..

    Playing our proper team when they’re all fit is a bit of a start, but he needs to sort the away form mate and some consistency. Sacking him IS NOT the answer

  27. Silva’s not a bad manager; nor is he a good one. I rate him a 5 out of 10. It does not surprise me that Everton is mid table average…an entirely irrelevant outfit that no cup engraver will ever need to learn to spell.
  28. Why did he change a winning team? Ok Gomes was out but that midfield is too slow. Davies and Delph should have started.
  29. Delph ain’t wrong.

    He can include the manager in that too.

    imagine coming from the well oiled mega machine that is Pep Guardiola’s man City full of serial winners and then being shoved into our midfield and play alongside sniderfraud every day in training.. and then put in bottle less displays like that

    he must be absolutely gutted.

  30. He’s just not a very good manager really.

    Can’t recall a time when I’ve seen him turn a game around completely through changing of a system and making the right subs.

    Set in his stubborn ways of his 4-2-3-1 system. Only makes like for like subs and even then it’s too little too late in the game.

    I have zero confidence in him being able to turn a game around for us when we are struggling to break teams down and are looking dire.

  31. He’s found the Sam Allardyce book of excuses in his office, guess the fat man forgot to take it with him

    When we win it’s the manager, when we lose it’s the players

  32. Lose or draw against Sheffield United his job should be under review

    Unlikely as he has the Goodison siren to save his bacon at home.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens when the natives in the squad get restless and even the siren doesnt get the players motivated- once that happens and the home form dips he’s toast.

  33. Imagine if he actually played a more attacking formation, one whereby we looked like scoring. In this scenario the odd lapse in concentration would not be such a game changing moment because we could be out of sight

    Oh but how do you fit the pathetic DCL and then even worse Icelandic Tit into a free flowing system?? They obviously have something on Marco because they’re the teachers pets

  34. Not nessacarly his fault but if he where more purposeful in making positive changes when where on top his job would be far more secure
  35. Whether you rate them is irrelevant

    Starting England Keeper
    Starting / Captain Ireland RB
    Starting CB for Columbia
    Starting CB for England
    Starting LB for France
    Starting whatever for Iceland
    Starting CF for Brazil
    (not playing today) Starting MF for Portugal
    Italy’s best prospect

    Last year he had a starter for Senegal and a starter for France too. The team has been underachieving for his entire tenure. ANY time ANY pressure is placed upon them, they crumble. It’s quite literally HIS JOB to keep that from happening.

    International players mean nothing. What top half PL team isn’t brsitling with them?

  36. He’s right. Poor focus.

    Top players are fully tuned in professionals…that’s how they get to the top.

    These players we have are not and never will be top class, with the exception of Digne. I feel sorry for him. He’s a class act in a team that are decent PL standard players and no more than that.

    But Silva must now himself focus on what he has and not what he’s missing. We know he was let down with the sale of Gueye and the failure to buy a CB, but now he has to show some fight himself. His body language today was dreadful.

    Whether you rate them is irrelevant

    Starting England Keeper
    Starting / Captain Ireland RB
    Starting CB for Columbia
    Starting CB for England
    Starting LB for France
    Starting whatever for Iceland
    Starting CF for Brazil
    (not playing today) Starting MF for Portugal
    Italy’s best prospect

    Last year he had a starter for Senegal and a starter for France too. The team has been underachieving for his entire tenure. ANY time ANY pressure is placed upon them, they crumble. It’s quite literally HIS JOB to keep that from happening.

  37. Not really on in my book when you scored a ridiculous OG at a crucial point. Without being harsh, he went a long way to ensuring we lost today.

    He’s right to have a go at everyone but his number 1 priority should be himself and he was rank bad today.

    1 point from Palace, Villa and Bournemouth…this ain’t going well.

  38. Not really on in my book when you scored a ridiculous OG at a crucial point. Without being harsh, he went a long way to ensuring we lost today.

    He’s right to have a go at everyone but his number 1 priority should be himself and he was rank bad today.

  39. One thing I cant stand is his sending on of 3 forward subs when the team is behind late on.

    It looks terrible and desperate.

  40. He’s right. Poor focus.

    Top players are fully tuned in professionals…that’s how they get to the top.

    These players we have are not and never will be top class, with the exception of Digne. I feel sorry for him. He’s a class act in a team that are decent PL standard players and no more than that.

    But Silva must now himself focus on what he has and not what he’s missing. We know he was let down with the sale of Gueye and the failure to buy a CB, but now he has to show some fight himself. His body language today was dreadful.

  41. Marco, you prep the team and set the tactics. Sure they have to implement the prep, but it’s a recurring theme away. So something needs to change.
  42. THAT’S YOUR FN JOB! TO GET THE PLAYERS TO FOCUS!

    I don’t care how they look in training in the slightest, if they are a joke on the pitch then it is on him to see that and not choose them.

  43. Oh dear, Marco, You really will have to stop blaming the players and start earning your inflated salary. After getting Hull relegated and getting sacked by Watford this could be your last chance to convince anyone in England to take you seriously as a manager.

    If mistakes are made on the pitch he has a right to blame the players because he knows he is reponsible for selecting the players. The players deserve the blame just as Silva deserves the blame for selecting non focussed players. Works both ways.

  44. Oh dear, Marco, You really will have to stop blaming the players and start earning your inflated salary. After getting Hull relegated and getting sacked by Watford this could be your last chance to convince anyone in England to take you seriously as a manager.
  45. I agree with him. Focus was not there on all 3 goals but he is responsible for getting the players to be focussed and professional. He needs to be strong and start dropping the culprits.
  46. I would say that Marco Silva needs to make the team focus.

    We have a decent squad, but they’re not properly motivated. And then add injuries to Gbamin and Gomes…..

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