Marco Silva has been pretty candid in his Everton pre-match press conference this morning ahead of tomorrow's game with Crystal Palace, after the missed out on signing a new centre-back in the transfer window.
The Toffees lost Kurt Zouma, who went back to parent club Chelsea, and did approach Manchester United yesterday to negotiate a deal for Marcos Rojo, but couldn't agree a fee for the Argentine.
Silva said: "I will be honest, it's not the best scenario for me as a coach. We have had our targets since the first day, not just one, not just two, more than that, but for many reasons we didn't get them. It is what it is, that's football, it's not the best scenario to start with three central defenders.
"When it happens, it's a good opportunity - we never had any doubt about Yerry Mina when he was fit last season, he was a really important player for us. He's adapted more now, he's in better shape having pre-season with us. But if you'd ask me if I would like to have more competition at centre-back, that is true."
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