Everton Were Disappointing Against West Ham, Admits Koeman

Ronald Koeman has admitted that Everton were far from the best in the match against West Ham during the weekend.

The club may have continued their unbeaten run to 4 games, but they could only secure a goalless draw with the London outfit. It was yet another poor performance from the team in an away match. Everton have managed just one win in the last eight of the games. In contrast, they have managed seven consecutive victories at the Goodison Park to remain in the sixth place. Everton did not produce any conviction going forward and this allowed West Ham to keep a second clean sheet in the last three games.

The result is a major blow for Everton who were hoping to at least keep in touch with Manchester United in the sixth place. They have a one-point advantage over Arsenal, but they have played three more games than the North London outfit.

Even though Everton may be sitting in the sixth spot, there is a good possibility of the team slipping just outside the Europa League places. Qualifying for Europe is extremely important for the club if they are to retain the likes of Romelu Lukaku, who has been heavily linked with a return to Chelsea for around £ 60 million.

Everton’s next game is against Premier League leaders Chelsea at Goodison Park. "There was one team that deserved the win and that was West Ham, not Everton. I'm really disappointed. We were far away from our level of the whole season and I don't understand why we started poorly with no intensity in the game. Then it's really difficult to turn it around. One positive thing is a clean sheet but nothing else," said Koeman. The away win over Crystal Palace is the only success that the club has achieved on the road in 2017.