Everton boss Marco Silva says that his side need to take more care in possession in the Premier League, after he watched his side held to a goalless draw at Selhurst Park by Crystal Palace today.
The Blues showed plenty of energy going forward but without having the cutting edge to put the game to bed, and the sending off of Morgan Schneiderlin in the second half compounded the issue.
New boys Moise Kean and Jean-Phillipe Gbamin started on the bench, but were both called upon to make their debuts, but the former was starved of any service while the latter did his best to adapt quickly to the pace of the Premier League.
Silva says, however, that his side gave the ball away too easily and would otherwise have controlled the game.
He told the BBC, “It was a tough game, competitive as you would expect. We lost Andre Gomes [to injury in the first half], we were controlling the game, creating moments – it’s clear for me in some moments when you bring in new players they need time to adapt.
“Today was a good example, we lost some balls in zones we cannot.
“Our first half deserved something more. A clean sheet, the attitude was there. We lost some easy balls and if they didn’t happen we would have controlled the game until the end.”
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