Everton manager Ronald Koeman has blamed himself for his side’s 3-0 hammering by Atalanta, calling it a big lesson for the Premier League side on their return to European football.
Next up is top-of-the-table Manchester United, a match that can be watched live on Sky Sports this Sunday. “I want to repay the faith the manager, the Club and the fans have given me, and show them that they did the right thing bringing me to Everton”.
Gasperini’s men continued to push but inevitably the second 45 failed to live up to the brilliant first half.
The case for Koeman out is pretty straightforward, the season is off to a awful start, we put forth a ton of investment this summer, and we hope to recruit more talent in the winter and in the offseason. Starting with the 1st round of the Premier League, the “toffee” beat Stoke City 1-0, tied with Manchester City on the road 1: 1, and also lost to Chelsea 2-0 and Tottenham 0-3 on Saturday. “It’s now time that we showed this is really the wake-up call”.
It was an all round miserable evening for Koeman’s team as they once again looked lacklustre in defeat.
And Ferdinand, who spent over a decade at United as a player, believes the Belgium global will become a hero for his former club if can shine at pivotal times.
‘I will have a meeting with most of the players – with the key players, ‘ said Koeman, whose side travel to Old Trafford on Sunday for a reunion with Romelu Lukaku.
“The game also sees in-form Romelu Lukaku face his old club for the first time and I can’t see past a comfortable home win despite the absence of the influential Paul Pogba from the United midfield”. I have to criticise myself because the team was not prepared for this tonight.
The Toffees have endured a nightmare schedule in the Premier League.
“They try to do their best, and we have some new players”.
He said, “The defeat against Spurs is not what we expect from ourselves”.
Fourth in Serie A last season, Atalanta’s fans will have savoured the two-hour drive back to Bergamo after such a memorable night. “But we know he can finish when he does get chances, he’s just got to do it consistently.”.