Everton boss, Marco Silva, has said that his team paid a heavy price for their lack of tempo and mobility against Norwich City after the Canaries scored two unanswered second-half goals to win at Goodison Park.
“It was a difficult afternoon, very disappointing for all of us and our fans,” Silva told evertontv.
“We have to respect all the reactions. I can imagine how [the fans] felt. The message is that I respect what they are feeling, for sure.
“But we have the confidence and we have to keep working really hard to avoid the type of mistakes we made this afternoon and be more strong to stay calm and take the right decisions.
“We did not perform at the level we should. The first half we did not play at the intensity or pace we should and did not have the mobility we needed on the pitch.
“We expected this type of game, with Norwich having strong organisation and being compact.
“We had to play faster, move forwards quickly to disorganise them.
“We didn’t do that in the first half.
“We started the second half in a different way, quicker and trying to create more chances.
“But we made a mistake to concede the first goal and everything was more difficult even if we had enough time to change things.
“We started to be so nervous, not being calm in our play or taking the right decisions.”
Everton’s third home loss of the current campaign saw them slip to 15th place, while Norwich, who were bottom of the Premier League at kick-off, moved up to 18th.
A number of fans sang “sacked in the morning” at the end of the game but Silva insists he can only focus on performances.