Seamus Coleman

Coleman: No need for negativity

Coleman 2018-19Everton full-back Seamus Coleman says that it’s important not to get carried away with negativity over results in pre-season as Marco Silva gets to know his players.

Following the 22-0 win in Austria, the Blues have failed to win a game in pre-season, but Coleman says the important football happens when the Premier League starts.

“I don’t think we should get carried away too early with negativity or whatever,” Coleman said.

“It’s pre-season, he’s getting to know us and we’re getting to know the manager and I have to say that training has been great, his ideas have been good but we haven’t taken that onto the pitch.

“Sometimes we need to look at the players, it always seems to be managers nowadays, but we need to look at ourselves and that wasn’t good enough but we can’t get carried away with too much negativity, it’s still early days.

“I’m sure the manager will be busy, possibly, in the next couple of weeks to get his own type of players in and we need to make sure us lads who are out there, and in training, do all we can to impress him.

“I thought we did create a couple of things [against Rennes] but I felt that when we gave it away, one or two passes and they were in on our goal. He wants us to win the ball back quicker and we didn’t take that onto the pitch and it’s something we need to look at.

“It’s disappointing, we’re not hiding away from it and nobody is making excuses because you don’t want to be losing games in pre-season but we’ve got to be a little bit calm and take a step back and realise the Wolves game is all important.”

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