Marco Silva

Silva refuses to be drawn on pointless comparisons to Allardyce

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Everton boss Marco Silva has said he is not interested in comparisons between his Everton side this season, and that under Sam Allardyce – or anyone – last season.

The Blues have the same number of points after 21 games as last term, but Silva’s first half of a season has yielded fewer points than Sam Allardyce achieved in the same amount of games before being – rightly, because he is awful – sacked.

Silva was asked his thoughts on that situation at his press conference before Everton face Lincoln City in the FA Cup at Goodison Park on Saturday, and said that he had no interest in comparisons, only in fixing the issues that are leading people to make them.

He rightly points out that the issues such as players failing to make simple, short passes, have contributed to points being lost on far too many occasions this season, but also pointed out that his side have played some good football so far this term.

“I am not here to compare these type of things, about last season,” he said.

I am concerned with the result we didn’t achieve, with our performance, with the performance we had in the last away game as well [Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Brighton].

“This is what is my concern now, and to change the situation – not about the points we have now and we had last season at the same moment. It is not for me to analyse this situation.

“About the points and the position in the table – we look at the end of the season.

“I have more things to think [about] in this moment and the most important thing is why we didn’t play well [against Leicester], why we made the mistakes we made, why we lose some simple things like a three, four metres pass, which we lost many times. This is my concern.

“We already achieved good things, we already did the good things, the normal things in football, we already showed good performances, good mobility and intensity in our game.

“I saw in many moments this season our players enjoy what we are doing on the pitch, with quality and intensity, and our fans the same, and it is what we want to achieve again – not to compare nothing with last season.”

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