Marco Silva reckons Everton are treated harshly and routinely singled out.
In a piece with The Guardian, Marco Silva is quoted as saying: “In my opinion it is so easy to create a crisis inside Everton football club”
Marco Silva then went on to compare Everton’s point tally with the rest of the league, and although he was coy on why he believed his club was held under greater scrutiny than others, he did hint at Farhad Moshiri’s involvement.
“I know why but it is not my job to talk about that. I look at the table now and you have first position and then the second-placed team with 10 points. After that there’s a big group with eight points and a big group with seven points. Some of those teams on eight points prepared the season to be champion and I hear they are doing a fantastic season.
“Everton has seven points and it’s: ‘Big crisis, everything is bad inside.’ It is up to me as the manager to block that out”
On being pressed whether Farhads Moshiri’s backing was a contributing factor behind unfair scrutiny, Marco Silva added: “Yes, but let me know if the other clubs don’t have owners as well and don’t spend big money. I know the reason but it is not for me to say it.
“Was I happy with the last game? 100% no. We lost an opportunity to make a big statement at Bournemouth.
“It is up to us to block this out. In our dressing room and inside our club we have to close off from this.
“We give 100% commitment to our shirt, to our club and we are demanding of ourselves. We know our target and what we are fighting for. We have to show personality and everything else we have to block out like ice men and not give it a chance to come into our dressing room.”