Marco Silva

Silva blames fear factor for Norwich defeat

Everton boss Marco Silva said that his players were scared to play football this afternoon as they lost at home to bottom-of-the-table Norwich.

Silva came under fire from frustrated Evertonians as the home fans joined in with the visitors when the travelling Norwich fans taunted Silva “You’re getting sacked in the morning” although very few Evertonians were left in the ground at the end to boo the manager down the tunnel.

Silva said he didn’t want to talk about his position at the club, but added that he shares the fans’ frustrations.

“We started to be afraid and that was the problem,” Silva said. “You can never, ever, ever be afraid to play football.

“We have to look what is best for us as a club and for myself and the players as well – but always the club has to be at the top.

“If you are really disappointed with the afternoon I can imagine they [fans] are as well and they have the reaction to the manager and the players.

“When you lose a match, the first person they look to is the manager. Football is like that.

“The message is I respect what is their feeling, for sure. It is not the first time they felt the way they felt this afternoon.

“We are trying to get consistency. We came from good results and we lost an opportunity today. The way we played this afternoon, we did not deserve to win.

“It was frustrating. We share the fans’ frustration.”

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