Koeman reacts to latest Everton setback

Everton's English striker Wayne Rooney reacts to the final whistle after the UEFA Europa League Group stage match between Everton and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park in Liverpool

Everton's English striker Wayne Rooney reacts to the final whistle after the UEFA Europa League Group stage match between Everton and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park in Liverpool

They now sit in 16th spot - just two points above the relegation places.

The Toffees have one point in two games as they lost 3-0 against Atalanta and drew 2-2 against Apollon. 'We're in a bad moment but we have played three of the four title contenders away. Today was an unexpected loss.

Koeman's cause has not been helped by an unkind fixture schedule that has featured not only mid-summer Europa qualifying games that disrupted pre-season but also testing meetings with the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Tottenham. There is mental fatigue and seven injuries'.

Everton face Burnley on Sunday having won just twice in the Premier League this season. "We know the expectations by our honest and objective fans and we will not let them down".

"It is not nice to get two weeks of an worldwide break if you lose".

"I do not like to see managers lose their jobs, particularly early in the season. All the stuff and questions are not in my hands".

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"Sometimes if you have a defeat and don't have the players to train it is more frustrating".

On this form, with Koeman in charge, would you have any confidence they would get a result?

Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Monday, the club's former captain said: "There is a lot of frustration around - not just on the pitch but off the pitch. Sigurdsson had that big shot at the beginning but we don't really have that creativity to bring them down in such a defensive shape". You need to be lucky in second balls, maybe everything. They have a lot of great players and they recruited well in the summer.

So far Koeman has failed to do so as those players appear to be struggling to settle in and acclimatise to his way of playing.

"Football can be odd, football can be hard, but Thursday can't be compared to Sunday because the opponent is totally different".

'We all have tough times - and players have tough times - where you have ups and downs.

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