Gareth Barry

Barry: We need to be more consistent

Gareth Barry EvertonEverton midfielder Gareth Barry has echoed many Evertonians’ thoughts by stating that his side need to put in a consistent performance over 90 minutes.

The Blues have looked excellent in spells this season, but have lacked the kind of consistency required to finish teams off properly which has led to two defeats and a draw in the three games leading up to the international break.

He said, “We’ve not yet controlled a game from start to finish, which is difficult in the Premier League, but it’s certainly a target for us.

“We felt really comfortable in the first-half, [against Crystal Palace] we didn’t create loads of chances but we had good possession in their half and they didn’t create too much.

“We got the goal, maybe we needed the second one before half-time but it didn’t come, and they grew in confidence.

“They had a good spell, had a few corners in a row and their confidence grew and grew off it and we didn’t play the game we wanted to second-half and apart from the last five or 10 minutes, we are disappointed with the way we played in the second-half.

“The midfield diamond (formation) was there and we’d stopped their supply up to Benteke in the first-half but in the second they were putting into him from all areas and we weren’t getting to the ball quick enough to stop the supply.

“We knew it was going to be that sort of game so we shouldn’t have acted surprised.

“We tried to deal with the second balls and deal with Benteke, because he is a threat, but you have to give them credit because they played well.”

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