Everton manager Ronald Koeman says his side must start performing

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says his side must start performing

Everton manager Ronald Koeman says his side must start performing

Everton suffered a 1-0 home defeat on Sunday, their fourth loss in five Premier League matches, which leaves them 16th after being tipped to challenge for the top four ahead of the season.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the Dutchman said: "It's always about the money and it's always so easy in this situation to speak about money and [say] "we've got a lot of money and we invest some money".

If I can put myself in the manager's mind to get a game, that's what I'll be looking to do.

"Of course we need to improve in winning games, it's no question". This situation is really disappointing.

Hopefully we can play some good football, get the fans behind us and have a good boost going into the global break. Not disappointed about the commitment and belief of the players because I think it was totally different.

"But that's not in my hands and all I can do is try to get the best out of the players".

Koeman feels the gap between Thursday's and Sunday's fixtures does not give his team enough time to properly work on the training ground and he said: "We had a session (on Friday), but that was to recover".

He said: "I don't answer this type of question because it is not the business at this moment".

"I have experience and I know if you win your life on a daily basis it is different from if you lose".

"I thought we started really well but we missed some good chances".

"But the first shot on target is a goal for Burnley and then you know - if you analyse Burnley - that it gets really hard". We need to forget about it and focus on what we need to do better as a team. They did everything. The commitment that was showed today is positive. We had to score at least one or maybe two goals in the first 20 minutes. You get a lot of ball possession but they are strong with good organisation defensively. "Then, in the situation the team is in, you make it more comfortable for yourself, but 1-0 down against the team Burnley is, it is very hard".

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