Marco Silva

  • Everton manager emphasises the need to sign Andre Gomes this summer

    Everton boss Marco Silva has said that the Toffees must seek to re-sign Andre Gomes this summer, although the eventual decision is dependent on parent side Barcelona. The Portugal international spent the recent Premier League season on loan with the Toffees and he made a valuable impact in the 27 games where he featured.

    As such, the Merseyside outfit appear keen on landing a permanent move for his services but that is dependent on the Blaugrana, who are also evaluating interest from elsewhere for the midfielders. Speaking to O Jogo, the Toffees head coach said: “There is a Portuguese player in the squad that we want, which is Andre Gomes.
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  • Marco Silva hands warning to United ahead of league meeting

    Everton boss Marco Silva has handed a warning to Manchester United ahead of the weekend’s Premier League meeting. The Toffees have been in impressive form in their home patch in the past month and Silva believes the team are capable of getting the better of United when they make the Merseyside trip on Sunday.

    In a report covered by Sky Sports, Silva said that the Toffees have a great respect for the forthcoming opposition but expects his team to produce a strong performance against them, he said: “Even if we have big respect for Man United, with the quality they have, not just individual quality but as a team also, it’s up us playing at home. I’m 100 per cent sure if we’re at our best level, we’ll be tough for them. I don’t have doubts about that. If we can reach the same level we played the last three home games, it will be really tough for them and it’s something I want, it’s my desire, our desire as a team, to see again at Goodison our team playing at that level.”
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  • Everton manager unperturbed with Idrissa Gueye link with Manchester United

    Everton boss Marco Silva has said that he has no concerns with the ongoing speculation linking Idrissa Gueye with a probable move to Manchester United. The Senegal international has been the standout performer in the Toffees midfield for the past few seasons and his consistency has supposedly caught the attention of several European clubs including Manchester United.

    Speaking in a press conference, Silva stressed that he has nothing to say about the speculation regarding the Senegalese’s future and would rather concentrate on the proceedings on the playing field, he said: “It’s new to me. No concerns about that. All the speculation is in the media and will come in the next few days or weeks. It’s something natural. I’m not here to answer about the possible rumours.”
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  • Marco Silva speaks on transfer situation of Andre Gomes

    Everton manager Marco Silva has acknowledged that the club are yet to make a decision over the future of Andre Gomes. The Portuguese midfielder has been impressive since making the season-long loan from Barcelona last summer but the Toffees have yet to finalise a permanent move for his services.

    Speaking to reporters, Silva said that the club are working closely to cement a permanent deal for the Portugal international, although the final outcome could wait until the end of the campaign, he said: “We already have (an idea). Of course, when I am speaking to him, we have to say what we can say in this moment. To be 100% honest with you, we did nothing yet about the situation because all of our focus is on the season. But I am working with Marcel, we are planning everything, and with time – which is different to last season. We maybe know more than you about the Andre position and all these things, but all we can say to you, is what he said.”
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  • Marco Silva says Everton carried on their desired image against Manchester City

    Everton manager Marco Silva has said that his team carried on the desired club image during the recent 2-0 Premier League defeat at the hands of Manchester City. The Merseyside outfit could not restrict the Citizens from taking maximum points in midweek but they still received a positive feedback from the faithful watching after giving their best against the reigning Premier League.

    Speaking in a press conference at USM Finch Farm, Silva has admitted that he was pleased with the team’s overall showing against the Mancunian giants and he wants a similar kind of performance when they make the trip to Watford for the weekend fixture, where they will be aiming to return to winning ways.
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  • Marco Silva praises Everton’s character after Burnley mauling

    Everton manager Marco Silva has hailed the character of the Toffees squad after they secured comfortable 5-1 triumph over Burnley on the road. The Merseyside outfit were given a hiding last weekend after they suffered an embarrassing 6-2 league defeat to Tottenham Hotspur but they managed to make amends with an easy win against the Clarets.

    Speaking after the game, Silva was elated with the performance of the team and welcomed the fan support at Turf Moor following the dampening home loss to Spurs, he said: “The first thing I’d like to say is this is for our fans and our players. The fans welcomed our players before the match, which is fantastic after a tough result on Sunday. And the players as well, they deserve this. It was a good win for us and now is the moment to rest and prepare for the other quick games.”
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  • Brazil coach heaps praise on Marco Silva for Richarlison’s development

    Brazil assistant manager Xavier Cleber has heaped praise on manager Marco Silva for aiding the development of Richarlison into a top-class prospect for club and country. The attacker first worked under Silva at Watford last term but their association reached an abrupt end after the Portuguese was sacked from the head coach position.

    However, the Brazilian managed to reunite Silva at Everton after the offer came by during the summer and he has since not looked back with six league goals from just 10 appearances. Meanwhile, he has also made the step up to the national side with good effect and Cleber, who has watched him in close quarters happened to heap praise on the Toffees head coach.
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  • Marco Silva Delighted to Welcome Yerry Mina Back from Injury

    Everton manager Marco Silva has claimed that the fitness position of Yerry Mina does provide him with a lot of issues in terms of selection, but he is glad to have such a selection headache for the time being. After having struggled to name a consistent defensive line so far this season, Silva is now looking forward to a selection headache in this position. Everton have had numerous changes in the defence due to the elements like injuries and suspension. Phil Jagielka has been unavailable for the last three matches after getting a suspension, while Michael Keane was unavailable for up to 4 weeks due to an injury. Kurt Zouma came into the backline as the club’s new signing – on loan from Chelsea.

    In recent matches, however, Keane and Zouma have been able to form a great partnership in the centre of defence and Everton travel to the King Power Stadium looking for three points. Now, Everton also have the availability of Mina, who trained with the squad and is looking to make his comeback just after the international break. Silva claimed that Zouma and Keane have been playing well while the return of Mina and Jagielka makes it a competitive position in the defence. Everton have had an indifferent first few weeks in the 2018-19 campaign.
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  • Everton boss bemoans poor finishing and focus after Watford defeat

    Everton manager Marco Silva has admitted that the club were not fully focused during the Premier League encounter against West Ham United which they eventually lost by a 3-1 scoreline. The Toffees had gone into the clash with an unbeaten record under their new manager but they succumbed to a rather disappointing defeat with the Hammers getting their first points on board for the season.

    Speaking after the game, Silva said: “We didn’t perform in our level to win. In this level you cannot make mistakes like we made. When you create chances you have to score. There is something about our focus that we have to do something about in important moments of the game. We scored to make it 2-1 but in the second-half, even without a good performance and playing more with our heart and mind, they create three or four chances and score three goals and we create four or five clear chances and score just one goal. “We created enough chances to achieve a different result.”
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