Everton boss Marco Silva has said that his side lacked focus as they lost to Bournemouth at The Vitality Stadium in another disappointing away performance.
Callum Wilson – who hadn’t scored since January – bagged a brace as a promising opening 20 minutes dissipated into yet another disappointment away from home.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin drew the Blues level to give the travelling fans some hope, but at 90 minutes the players were faced with another trudge across the pitch to applaud the fans for their support.
“There’s a big frustration because we lost the game and gave some things too easily to our opponent,” said Silva.
“Bournemouth not only won the first ball, they won the second and the third.
“We have a lot of work to do – we have to be more clinical, more aggressive and more solid because we cannot concede goals as easily as we did.
“We have to become again that solid team that we were towards the end of last season and at the start of the season when we had 10 clean sheets in 13 games. We created chances and should have scored more but when you defend like that you are not going to win the game.
“It was a lack of focus. We addressed these type of moments last season. We were solid at the start of this season and we need to be more solid again. It’s something we must address as fast as we can. We’ve been a solid team before and I don’t see any reasons why we can’t be again.
“Last season we improved our away form from the season before but we want to do better than that. We created problems for them, created spaces but conceding goals like that makes you lose confidence.”