Everton manager Marco Silva says that his ambitions from the start of the season have not diminished despite the run of poor form his side are enduring at the moment.
The Blues are struggling to find points and face a trip to Cardiff City tomorrow evening to face Neil Warnock’s relegation-threatened side after almost two weeks off from football.
Silva has come under increased scrutiny already, just 8 months into his tenure as Everton boss, but says that he wants his players to try and enjoy the remaining games of the season and to treat each game as if it was a final.
“I’m not happy with the results and position we are in but everything is open for us,” he told his pre-match press conference.
“Our goal at the start of the season is the same now but we have to look at each match like final.
“The main thing is seeing the players play with confidence.
“Enjoy the matches and do everything we can to win and see if we achieve our goal at the end.
“We are not happy with our last form and result.
“When we look at the table, myself and the players also, are not happy.
“It is my job to try and fix everything and settle and work everything in our way.
“I believe and I keep believing we have the quality to achieve what we did at the start of the season.”
Playing with confidence is something many Everton fans have said it desperately lacking from the side this season, and Silva knows that it will be a tough challenge at Cardiff.
He added, “They are strong with the direct ball and the first and second ball they fight.
“Before the last match the won two games in a row and they keep fighting for what they want.
“It will be up to us to show our quality on the pitch – I hope our attacking players show this quality.”